Mentorship Program

Deadline to apply November 15, 2022

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We’re happy to announce a new one-time Mentorship Program for dance artists living or working in Toronto!

This is an exciting opportunity for artists to cultivate their practice and explore interdisciplinary approaches to art making. Funded by the Government of Canada, The Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.


Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la création d’un nouveau programme de mentorat unique pour les artistes de la danse qui vivent ou travaillent à Toronto!

Il s’agit d’une excellente occasion pour les artistes de parfaire leur pratique et d’explorer des approches interdisciplinaires de la création artistique.  Ce programme est financé par le gouvernement du Canada via le Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada.


This one-time program supports Toronto-based dance artists who want to develop their interdisciplinary practice through short-term one-on-one mentorship. The focus of this professional development program is to initiate new connections and to provide an opportunity for creative research and exchange between artists working in the performing arts sector. Participants can expand their learning through a combination of self-directed activities including research, creative exploration, and dialogue with their mentors. Applicants can choose to work with an artist in any discipline within the performing arts, including dance, theatre, film, lighting, set and costume design.

If you have any questions, contact Jessica Cen at
Deadline for application: November 15, 2022 by 5 PM EST
Notification of results: November 30, 2022
Program start date: January 1, 2023

Program Details:

  • Only 10 applicants will be selected
  • Self-directed process can take place in person and/or on zoom
  • Mentor and mentee will receive $1600 each ($3200 total)
  • Participants will share learning outcomes in a group setting. Please note that this is not a project fund, therefore there are no requirements for creating new work
  • An honorarium will be provided for up to 6 hours of studio space


  • Professional dance artist living or working in Toronto
  • Available for an in-person and informal sharing / conversation on March 23, 2023 from 10am-4pm

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