Screen Dance Initiative
The Australia Council invites tenders to develop, produce, manage, market and present a Screen Dance Program for the period 2012-2014. For information about the tender please see http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/tenders/screendanceinitiative.
About the Initiative
The Dance Board has committed $300,000 over three years to develop a Screen Dance Initiative. Proposals are invited through an open tender process and partnership proposals that can leverage additional investment are strongly encouraged.
The Australia Council acknowledges that the dynamism and vibrancy of the small-to medium performing arts sector is essential to the cultural life of Australia. Whilst the Dance Board currently support many dance organisations on an annual or multi-year basis, we recognise that the support of screen dance is an essential part of the dance landscape in Australia.
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that screen dance in Australia is supported in the most effective and innovative way.
The objectives of the Screen Dance Initiative are to generate fresh thinking in the sector, new delivery models and to foster new strategic partnerships that can leverage the Dance Board’s investment most effectively.
This initiative is open to Australian arts organisations working with dance and screen projects including hybrid, digital and interdisciplinary art.
The Dance Board encourages Screen Dance Initiative proposals that investigate possibilities of artistic practices that intersect with broader cultural activity, including:
- digital culture and creative opportunities for the National Broadband Network
- Indigenous and intercultural collaborations
Your proposal should explain your broad vision for the project and your planned activities for the creative development period. It will include strategies for collaboration, consultation and support across different platforms, and how you intend to involve dance artists, arts organisations and key project partners. A key outcome for the Screen Dance Initiative is the demonstrated ability to leverage the Dance Board’s initial investment.