Long-Term Dance Projects

Program closed for 2023 – not accepting new submissions.

Program closed for 2023 – not accepting new submissions.


The Long-Term Dance Projects program provides mid-career and established professional choreographers, organizations and collectives with the opportunity to take an extended period of time to develop and present a dance work or program of works. The three-year funding period will take the project from its initial concept, through the creative process, to the presentation to a paying audience. The program aims to encourage artists to venture beyond the current scope of their work, and to provide dance artists with committed resources that will facilitate the thorough development of their work. The City of Toronto supports this program through a funding allocation approved annually by Toronto City Council.

The set grant amount for Long-Term Projects is $45,000, which will be disbursed to grant recipients in three equal payments of $15,000 per year for three years. The program supports the research, creation, rehearsal, presentation and dissemination of a dance work or program of works that will require a three-year production and planning cycle. Projects must include a performance of the work in Toronto to a paying audience, either through a presenter or self-presentation.

You can request support to create and present either a full-length single work, or a full-length program of several short works. The creation of new work(s) or a commission of new work(s) is eligible. Remounts of existing works will be considered as long as you demonstrate the rationale and process for building activity around the remount over a three-year development period. Multi- and interdisciplinary projects with dance rooted in the creation and presentation processes are eligible, as are Toronto-based collaborations with national and international artists.

You must include a plan to secure a range of revenue sources for the presentation phase of the work, which may include grants from other agencies and donated goods and services. You are not required to demonstrate a range of revenue sources for the other phases of project development. Project expenses can include: artists fees, production and technical fees, marketing and outreach costs, administrative costs, childcare costs, etc. The payment of artist fees is a requirement in this program.


Note that Long-Term Dance Projects is not accepting new submissions in 2023.


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