Dance in the Public Sphere Award

​The Dance in the Public Sphere Award recognizes renewed & new forms of public access and activism widening the circulation of dance initiatives and resources.

The Dance in the Public Sphere Award recognizes renewed and new forms of public access and activism widening the circulation of dance initiatives and resources. The purpose of the award is to recognize DSA members who embrace public-facing dance initiatives from social practice, to dance production, and the digital humanities. The prize embraces non-print media, curation, social and political activism, performance, video, social media, and digital works or documents. 

The jury will take into consideration non-traditional catalogues, websites, and innovative performative and archival undertakings that encourage pluralizing the public trace of dancing labor, arts, and the dissemination of dance knowledges. This award is for a single project, including but not limited to a website, archive, activist intervention, curated performance series or museum exhibition, or a published work with scholarly investments but aimed at a general public. 


Nomination Instructions (2022 cycle has closed, please check back in January 2023)

  • 2021: Seika Boye for It's About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900-1970

 

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