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Eyes On Beginnings
A Works-In-Progress Series

November 2023 & March 2024

It is always an inspiring moment when a new creative idea sparks, and with our new Works-In-Progress Series, you can be in the studio where it happens. Occurring once in the fall and spring, Toronto artists have the chance to share 10 minutes of new material followed by a facilitated audience feedback session. Come to discover fresh choreographic propositions and play an important role in the development of artistic works in our community by offering your perspectives!

Applications are now open for the Fall 2023 edition. Please carefully read the Call to Artists below before applying.

Call to Artists: Eyes On Beginnings (Fall 2023)

Application Deadline: Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Eyes on Beginnings is not a presentation platform in the traditional sense. It is designed for artists who would like to try out a new experiment or material that is in the beginning phases of its development. Selected artists will have up to 10 minutes to share their explorations followed by a guided feedback session with the public. Artists will be consulted before the presentation on the type of feedback that would best support the development of their work.

Eyes on Beginnings is meant to be casual and low tech. Each participant will be provided the same general lighting wash and basic access to the theatre’s sound system.  

The first edition of the series will happen at the Winchester Street Theatre on Saturday November 25 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To participate in the Spring 2024 edition, another call to artists will go out in the winter.

Selected artists will receive a $300 honorarium for their participation.

Please be advised that the Winchester Street Theatre is unfortunately not barrier-free. You can visit TDT’s accessibility webpage for further details.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the Google form by Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET: https://forms.gle/rDVQKR4St6W5G6tp6

  • If you require an alternative format to help complete the application process, please email jasmine@tdt.org and we can provide the application questions in an email, Word document or PDF

Inquiries about Eyes on Beginnings or the application process? Please contact jasmine@tdt.org

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