Open Studios – New Works | Ausdance Victoria

Ausdance Victoria’s Open Studios – New Works is a program of open showings that provides the opportunity for dance artists and choreographers from all state and territories in Australia to present Contemporary Dance work-in-progress to audiences and producers in the informal and intimate surrounds of Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne, Victoria.

Call for Applications

The 2019 Open Studios – New Works will be held at Chunky Move studios on Friday 15 March 12 – 3pm and Thursday 21 March 12 – 3pm. You must be available for these dates and times.

Applications from Dance Artists and Choreographers from all state and territories in Australia, from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ, and individuals of all abilities are highly encouraged.

Each successful applicant will be allocated approximately a one-hour block in the program which includes:

  • 30 minute set up time (minimal set)
  • 25 minutes to present their Contemporary Dance work to an audience
  • The presentations will consist of a 5-10 minutes excerpt or video of the work, followed by a spoken presentation about yourselves and your work, and ending with a Q&A session
  • 10 minutes to bump out

Dance artists/choreographers with performances programmed throughout Dance Massive are not eligible to apply for Open Studios – New Works 2019.

Successful applicants will be selected by an independent National panel of Dance Industry Professionals outside of the Dance Massive Consortium.

How to Apply

To submit an application visit Ausdance Victoria’s website and complete the online application form by Wednesday 7 November 2018.


Important Dates


Monday 1 October: Applications open

Wednesday 7 November, 9am: Closing date for applications

Friday 23 November: Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified

Late November: Dance Massive program launch
(please note successful applicants will not be included in the printed program but will be included online and in documents sent to delegates)


Monday 29 January: Information on work being presented due for delegate program

Thursday 15 March: Dance Massive Open Studios

Friday 21 March: Dance Massive Open Studios


Please contact Clare McKenzie, General Manager, Ausdance Victoria on 03 9689 2044 or

Due to the large amount of applications anticipated, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.