Shoot-For-The-Moon Presents: Call for Choreographers

Oct. 13, 2017

Recognizing that time for process is invaluable to the creation of choreography, Shoot-For-The-Moon is providing ongoing development grants to emerging & established choreographers. 

We are seeking individuals who are interested in participating as either choreographers, or facilitators for mentorship. Choreographers, mentors & participating dancers will be paid for a twenty-to-forty hour work week over a two-week period, four-to-five days a week, based on standards established by CADA (Scheduling will be established by the choreographers in consultation with participating dancers, but a minimum of four-hours-a-day of paid work will be mandated) Choreographers of varying disciplines are welcome & encouraged to apply. 

Mentors who will assist in the facilitation of the process will be hired in consultation with choreographers

Studio space along with other necessities for the process will be provided, based on consultation with choreographers. 

Participants are not required to produce a finished work, but a venue for a public showing of process will be provided for choreographers who wish to share their work in an informal, constructive setting with their peers (Timeline for this kind of showing will be determined on a case-by-case basis)

Choreographers who wish to continue the process to the eventual creation of a finished piece will be eligible for another grant of similar financial compensation & structure at a later date (to be presented at a venue yet-to-be-determined)

We strongly encourage people who are commonly marginalized in society — including people of diverse sexual orientations, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people of colour, women, intersex people and people of diverse abilities, national origins, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and spiritual experiences to apply. Students are permitted as well so long as they are granted permission from their academic institution.

To apply, please send the following (via attachments in either Microsoft Word or PDF format) to rahim ladha at

A letter of intent – 1000 words or more – stating why you would like to participate and what idea(s) you would like to explore (If you are able to approximate the number of dancers you envision working with, it is appreciated, but not imperative)

Any videos of your past performance or choreographic work (either via attachment or uploaded on to various platforms) If you have no video to share (or wish to share work that has yet to be documented) we are open to an in-studio viewing. 

A CV plus any auxiliary documents you feel appropriate to the application. The application process is ongoing, but the 2nd wave of funding will not be available until the Spring of 2018

Please address questions to Rahim Ladha, Director –

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Job Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
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