Expressions of Interest for Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects, Now Open

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OURO Collective

Western Canada’s richest dance prize for international collaboration, the Chrystal Dance Prize- Projects, is accepting expressions of interest from dance artists, companies and collectives in Western Canada for 2022. The Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects supports exceptional dance research and/or creation between a Western Canadian dance artist, collectives or companies and an international dance artist(s), interpreter, or choreographer. Dance Victoria will award $44,000 in the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects category. The prize money may be allocated across multiple projects or can be awarded for a single project.

Fast Facts About the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects

  • Expressions of interest are accepted from September 20 until October 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • The Chrystal Dance Prize is generated from a bequest made by Dance Victoria patron, Dr. Betty “Chrystal” Kleiman, to the Victoria Foundation.
  • Dance artists, companies and/or collectives applying for the prize must live or be headquartered in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia or the Yukon.
  • The prize supports collaborative projects that involve a Canadian artist(s) working with another dance artist (choreographer or interpreter) outside of Canada.
  • The prize is open to any dance artist that is active in the professional dance milieu, has worked with a range of dance artists or companies and has a history of dance creation, and is making application as an independent dance artist or as a member of a small collective or established dance company. Companies and collectives submitting proposals must also have a body of work and a history of commissioning work.
  • A committee of dance professionals is assembled each year to select the recipients.
  • The prize recipient(s) may also have the opportunity for a two-week residency at Dance Victoria Studios.

Learn more about the two-step application process.

Questions can be directed by email to Stephen White or by calling 250-595-1829.

Applications for the Chrystal Dance Prize – Training for emerging dance artists completing their training at recognized international dance institutions will open in March 2022 on

About Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and your home and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. Dance Victoria is a non-profit charitable society.

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