Isak Enquist and Eowynn Enquist. Photo: Lula-Belle Jedynak
Isak Enquist and Eowynn Enquist. Photo: Lula-Belle Jedynak


Artistic Development and Outreach

Over time, Dance Victoria Studios has grown to become a choreographic centre. Offering access to our studios and financial support to independent dance artists is an opportunity to contribute to the vitality of the sector. New improvements to the studios in 2022 further enhanced its adaptability for filmmaking, livestreamed and in-person performance.

Each May, Dance Victoria calls for proposals from B.C. based Dance Artists and Collectives for paid residencies. The Artist Residency Program includes access to Dance Victoria’s newly-upgraded Quadra Village studios, mentorship, and a direct financial contribution. Dance Victoria’s goal is to enable choreographers from diverse backgrounds, experience levels (emerging to established), and disciplines to develop their artistic vision through research/exploration, creation, outreach, and performance.

Dance Victoria has a long history of support for the development of new work through its artist residency program. Residencies take all shapes and forms dependent on artist needs and available resources.

Call for Proposals: Now closed for 2024/25 Artist Residencies
Applications closed:
May 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm PDT

Read the application guidelines for information on eligibility, criteria, and how to apply.

Questions about the Artist Residency Program may be directed to Gillian Jones, Executive Director at [email protected]. Questions about the studio’s black-box configuration performance space and technical capacity can be directed to Kiera Shaw, Artist Programs & Studio Manager at [email protected] / 250-595-1829.

2023/24 Artists in Residence
Fiana Kawane. Photo: Devansh Jhaveri
2022/23 Artists in Residence
Kemi Craig. Photo: Katherine Myerscouch
2021/22 Artists in Residence
Racheal Prince,residency
2020/21 Artists in Residence
Visible Bodies Collective. Photo: Dean Kalyan, Kalyan Studios

Some of our previous resident artists…