Platform Shorts 2018

Call for Choreographers

 

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS: PLATFORM SHORTS 2018

 

VENUE:  Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St, Annandale.

 

PROCESS SHOWING DATE: Sunday, 4th March 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, ACAC

SHOWING FEEDBACK WORKSHOP: Sunday, 11th March, 1 pm-2:30 pm, ACAC

Platform Shorts Season PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd April 2018

 

 

ABOUT THE PLATFORM:

 

Platform Shorts will present its seventh season at the beautiful heritage site of Annandale Creative Arts Centre.

Produced by Annandale Creative Arts Centre (ACAC) with the support of Newtown Mission, ACAC is committed to presenting contemporary dance to develop audiences, artists, and the community. ACAC’s continued support of the program provides an affordable option for the dance community to create new works.

Platform Shorts offers emerging and established artists a platform to present short works of 10 mins or less to audiences with production management and costs covered through the generous support of ACAC. Platform Shorts is a diverse dance platform offering artists the chance to develop work in this unique venue. It is an opportunity to gain feedback through the process, network with other artist and present work.

 

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

 

Choreographers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form to be a part of Platform Shorts 2018. The EOI year is divided into three categories: New Work or Development or Presentation.

 

NEW WORK and DEVELOPMENT EOIs open 19th November - 10th December 2017. 

PRESENTATION EOIs open 3rd February - 2nd March 2018.

 

 

Supported by ACAC, an initiative of Newtown Mission.

 

NEW WORK

This category is for the creation and development of new work, or work that has not be presented to an audience

(work that has been presented to an audience before should apply as Development or Presentation).

Choreographers are encouraged to develop work specifically for the ACAC architecture, inside or out.

There is a required Artist's Briefing on Sunday 18 December at 1:30 pm at ACAC, 81 Johnston Street, Annandale.

'New Works' will be given a space residency from Monday 19 December 2017 to develop their ideas for a mid-process

showing on Sunday 4th March 2018 (all cast members are required) followed by a feedback workshop the next Sunday, 11th March 2018.

The selection panel will then select works to be offered a place in the 2018 Platform program. Successful 'New Work' submissions will be offered (up to) a 5 minute allocation in the program.

 

Submissions for NEW WORK Residency

EOI Opens: 19th November 2017

EOI Closes: Midnight 10th December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15 December  2017

Briefing: Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7:30 pm - 9 pm, ACAC

New Work Residency (30 hours): 2nd January - 3rd March 2018

Showing: Sunday, 4th March 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, ACAC (all cast members are required)

Showing Feedback Workshop: Sunday, 11th March, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, ACAC

Notification of acceptance into Platform Shorts Program: 14th March 2018

Presentation Residency (10 hours): 15th March - 16th April 2018

Duration of work: Up to 5 mins

 


LINK TO EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM: Platform Shorts 2018 EOI FORM (N&D)
or type: CLOSED

DEVELOPMENT

This category is for works that have been developed before (documentation required) but requires more

development before presentation in our 10 min format. This may include shorter works you wish to extend or

excerpts of longer works.

There is a required Artist's Briefing on Sunday 18 December at 1:30 pm at ACAC, 81 Johnston Street, Annandale.

'Development Works' will be given a space residency from Monday 19 December 2017 to develop their ideas for a mid-process showing on Sunday 4th March 2018 (all cast members are required) followed by a feedback workshop the next Sunday, 11th March 2018.

The selection panel will then select works to be offered a place in the 2018 Platform Shorts program. Successful 'Development' submissions will be offered (up to) a 10 minute allocation in the program.

 

Submissions for DEVELOPMENT Residency

EOI Opens: 19th November 2017

EOI Closes: Midnight 10th December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15 December  2017

Briefing: Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7:30 pm - 9 pm, ACAC

New Work Residency (30 hours): 2nd January - 3rd March 2018

Showing: Sunday, 4th March 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, ACAC (all cast members are required)

Showing Feedback Workshop: Sunday, 11th March, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, ACAC

Notification of acceptance into Platform Shorts Program: 14th March 2018

Presentation Residency (10 hours): 15th March - 16th April 2018

Duration of work: Up to 10 mins

 


LINK TO EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM: Platform Shorts 2018 EOI FORM (N&D)
or type: CLOSED

PRESENTATION

This category is for works that are ready for presentation and may include previously presented works. The ACAC panel will select works for Platform Shorts 2018 based on the provided support material and will offer a presentation residency up to 10hrs of rehearsal space at the venue 15th March - 16th April 2018. Additional hours may be booked at a discounted.

 

If you are unsure if your work is ready for presentation, please contact us via email at platformshorts@gmail.com to discuss your submission prior to the deadline.

 

Submissions for PRESENTATION

EOI Opens:  3rd February 2018

EOI Closes: Midnight, 2nd March 2018

Notification of acceptance: 14th March 2018

Presentation Residency (10 hours): 15th March - 16th April 2018

Duration of work: Up to 10 mins

Platform Shorts Season PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd April 2018


LINK TO EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM: Platform Shorts 2018 EOI FORM (Presentation)
or type: CLOSED

REQUIREMENTS OF APPLICANTS:

 

  • Complete the EOI form by deadline (late submissions will not be considered) including:

    • Title, Choreographers, Performer and Collaborators bios

    • Description of Work

    • DVD or Video Link of past and proposed work

  • Submit all production requirements by production deadline to be advised.

 

ASSESMENT PROCESS:

The curatorial committee will assess all applications against the selection criteria with the information provided in the Platform Shorts EOI. 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Artistic merit of the proposal as it aligns with Platform Shorts artistic direction.

  2. Suitability of work to be presented within a mixed program at ACAC.

  3. Calibre of artist's previous work.

  4. Potential of the idea to connect with audiences.

  5. Proposed benefit for the artists involved.

 

SUPPORT OFFERED BY ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE (ACAC):

 

  • Venue including FOH and technical staff and support

  • Rehearsal Space: up to 6hrs free for Presentation residency/ up to 30hrs free for New and Development residencies plus discounted rates for additional hours

  • Administrative Support and Marketing

  • Public Liability Insurance

  • Video and photo documentation

  • Connection to additional dancers if required

 

For further information or enquires, please contact the Platform Shorts Team at platformshorts@gmail.com