Visiting Dance Artist Program (2018-2022)

The Visiting Dance Artist program (2018-2022), a joint initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the National Arts Centre (NAC), supports the creative development and advancement of selected Canadian choreographers by providing immersive, individually tailored residency experiences.

The program offers professional guidance and gives valuable learning opportunities to Canadian dance artists who create works in a variety of genres and forms. Throughout their stay, the visiting artists will build meaningful connections and have access to rich sources of inspiration to guide them in their artistic practices and creation.

The program enables artists to take part in various activities including attending an array of performances, engaging in conversations with other visiting artists to share knowledge and expertise, and meeting with professionals from different departments within the National Arts Centre. 

The goal of the Visiting Dance Artist program is to advance Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public.

2021-22 Artists

NAC Dance, with the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, has appointed two Indigenous performers to the 2021-22 Visiting Dance Artists Program.

Learn more about Brian Solomon and Josée Bourgeoisand the work they are developing during their residency with NAC Dance. 

2020-21 Artists

Learn more about Jean Abreu and Naishi Wang​’s international collaboration, Deciphers

This program is a joint initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Arts Centre.

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