The National Ballet of Canada’s Open Space programme provides over 1,000 hours of free studio space each year at The Walter Carsen Centre to dance artists in Toronto. By sharing the National Ballet’s studios with the local dance community for one to two-week periods, Open Space aims to support a wide variety of dance genres and disciplines. Dance artists at any place in their career working on movement research, a new creation or further developing an existing work are all encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from IBPOC and LGBTQ+ artists.
The selections are made by an advisory committee made up of the National Ballet’s Choreographic Associate and Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives Robert Binet, Artistic Director of Nova Dance Nova Bhattacharya and Artistic Director of Esie Mensah Creations Esie Mensah. The advisory committee changes each season and in the past has included Alysa Pires, Rodney Diverlus, Hanna Kiel, Kevin A. Ormsby and Anisa Tejpar.
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