Vanessa Goodman & Belinda McGuire in The Other Half. Photo: Ben Didier
Vanessa Goodman & Belinda McGuire

Opportunities to Create

Dance Victoria offers many ways for dance artists to create in our studios and beyond. Apply for one of our programs that support creation.


Dance residencies nurture independent dance artists by providing access to our studios, financial resources, time to create and mentorship opportunities. You may also want to learn about our work-in-progress studio showings, Rough Cuts.

Albatross by Company 605. Photo: David Cooper
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg. Photo: Wendy D. Photography

Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects

Learn about the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects, an annual award for independent dance artists, collectives or companies that supports exceptional projects with an international artist (choreographer or interpreter). Applications are accepted annually in the fall.

Chrystal Dance Prize – Training

Learn about the Chrystal Dance Prize – Training, an annual award that supports emerging western Canadian dance artists continuing their full-time training at an international institution.

Applications are accepted annually in the spring.

Mikaela Kos, 2019 CDP winner
Rage Flowers (Supernova) by Lindsay Delaronde. Photo: Peruzzo

Free Studio Access Program

We support the work of local dance artists through our Free Studio Access (FSA) program. See if you qualify for free or subsidized rental rates.