Expressions of interest are being accepted from September 1, 2020 until October 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific time.
Since 2010, Dance Victoria has supported western Canadian dance artists through its Chrystal Dance Prize for artist training and exceptional projects. The prize is funded through an annual disbursement from the Chrystal Dance Fund held at the Victoria Foundation. Learn more about Dr. Chrystal “Betty” Kleiman.
Dance Victoria will award $40,000 in the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects category. Dance artists, companies and/or collectives applying for the prize must live or be headquartered in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia or the Yukon and wish to work with another dance artist (choreographer or interpreter) outside of Canada. The prize recipient(s) will also have the opportunity for a two-week residency at Dance Victoria Studios. Read the media release for additional details.
Application for the 2021 Chrystal Dance Prize - Projects is a two-step process. Deadline for Expressions of Interest (step one) is Oct. 15, 2020.
Read the 2021 guidelines and submission details here.
Expressions of Interest, via the online application form, will be accepted beginning Sep. 1, 2020.
The Chrystal Dance Prize - Training supports young dancers completing their training at an international dance institution. Applications are not currently being accepted.
Online submissions for CDP - Training are accepted in the spring. Applications are not currently being accepted.
The Chrystal Dance Prize is named for Dr. Betty "Chrystal" Kleiman whose bequest to the Victoria Foundation in 2009 created the prize that Dance Victoria awards on an annual basis.