Open Call Residency


Dansmakers Amsterdam opens its door once again for innovative makers. This open call is aimed to select four makers in total for our residencies 2017-2018. The Open Call is closing on May 10th. On June 22th applicants will hear if they are invited to elaborate on their ideas during a conversation.





Dansmakers Amsterdam is an international dance production house in Amsterdam. We’re specialized in developing new choreographic talent and focus on coaching, production and presentation. Dansmakers Amsterdam is not only a workplace and production house, but has it’s own stage as well – Dansmakers Podium. We focus on the new generation of contemporary, innovative choreographers, that explore and shift the borders of the discipline. Artistic director Suzy Blok brings together makers that are open to society, social developments and who aim to connect to their audiences. At Dansmakers, makers get the opportunity to develop themselves to critical, autonomous dance-artists with their own signature and an independent position in the dance world. More info >>>



The  residency will last 4 weeks, taking place in between October 2017 – March 2018. The resident will receive artistic advice and guidance as well as support in production, publicity and promotion. We offer professional coaching and expertise in the development of the concept both before and during the process of working, reflection, network, promotion and facilities. We offer studio space, 2 public presentations at Dansmakers Podium with technical facilities and evaluation. The resident will receive a small production-budget to cover basic out of pocket costs

We believe in the value of sharing. This relates to your research, exchanging knowledge and practice and opening up the process to the audience. Therefore two makers will be working during the same period of time, inhabiting the same house and simultaneously working on their own process with their crew in order to create plenty of inspirational exchange. During the working period they visit each others rehearsals and reflect not only on their own work but also on the others’ process. Each residency ends with two evenings of public presentations where the two makers will be presented in a double-bill at Dansmakers Podium. With these performances we aim to facilitate encounters with other professionals, potential programmers and audience and enable feedback in an informal, attractive way.



-  Has an innovative, great idea and an urge to share the possible outcome of this idea with an audience.

-  Works physically and starts his/her research from the body

-  Is graduated or working as a professional artist

-  Is linked to or based in Amsterdam (since we unfortunately can’t cover travelling or accommodation).

-  Is ambitious to achieve her/his goals.

We are not looking for a specific dance-style – the final shape is open. The maker can work both in the discipline, at the borders of the discipline or slightly out, as long as the focus of the work departs from the (moving) body.



To apply, please send max. one A4 explaining your idea, motivation and urgency to, with ‘Open Call Dansmakers <your name>’ in the subject. In addition, please attach your CV and one video(link) of previous work. Subscription will be closed on 10-05-2017. Subscribers will hear on 22-06-2017 whether or not they are invited to elaborate on their ideas during a conversation, which will take place between 26-06-2017 and 30-06-2017. On 03-07-2017 the final decisions will be made and shared personally and online.  

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