Applications are now Open for 2024-25

NCDF 2024/25


The NC Dance Festival invites applications from North Carolina artists to be part of the 2024-25 season. There are multiple opportunities within this call to present, create, and share dance work, all speaking to NCDF’s aims to support the creation of new choreography and the presentation of high-quality repertory, build and strengthen relationships between dance artists within the state, and provide access to and education about modern and contemporary dance to audiences and students. We strive to provide experiences with dance that are up close and personal, for audiences, artists, and students. It is our vision that anyone, no matter who they are, can see themselves reflected in our programming. 

Artists can apply to be considered for multiple opportunities, but are unlikely to be selected for more than one season activity. There is an application fee of $10 per opportunity below, HOWEVER, we will waive the application fee for applications received by February 5. Application fees received will support artist payments during the season.


Call #1

NC Dance Festival Season performances


To showcase the range of choreographic perspectives and the quality of dance being created by NC dance artists, in fully produced performances. We are looking for dance work in contemporary dance genres that demonstrates a willingness to take artistic risks, provides unique perspectives on current art and culture, expresses a clear creative vision, and demonstrates strong performance quality. 

Seeking: 4-7 artists/companies based in NC for Fall 2024 performance(s) in Greensboro

Call #2

Artist in Residence 2024 Cohort

In an effort to nurture NC choreographers, build a network of dance artists, and support the development of high-quality dance work, the NC Dance Festival will select choreographers to be artists-in-residence in Dance Project’s Greensboro studio or Durham’s Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s studio during the 2024-25 season. 2 tracks are available: Embark (6 months; June 2024-Dec 2024) and Explore (1 year; June 2024-June 2025). Both tracks provide space, peer support, and professional development to dance artists who are looking to create new work, explore new territory, develop an artistic practice, and/or gain additional experience developing their craft.

Seeking: 1-2 early-career artists (Embark track) and 2-3 more established artists (Explore track)

Coming later this Spring:

Creative Collaboration exchange

Description: Artists will create and explore together, make connections across disciplines and geography, and collaborate through experimentation and performance in a short-term creation process. 3-4 artists from different disciplines will come together for a facilitated collaboration culminating in a performance and conversation with audience and artists at Charlotte’s Goodyear Arts venue.

Full information coming soon.

Expected timeline for all calls:

February 26, 2024: Application Deadline

February 26-April 26, 2024: Adjudication and Selection

April-May 2024: Artist Notification

Have Questions?

1. Check out our FAQ for all artist calls.

2. Join Festival Director Anne Morris for a Q&A session via Zoom

(recommended for new applicants, but not required)

February 1, 6:30pm-7:30pm

February 11, 4pm-5pm

Register here for the zoom link.

Applicants (particularly new applicants) are encouraged, but not required, to attend one of the Q&A sessions, held over Zoom. Interested applicants may stop by at any point during this window to ask questions 1:1 and discuss their application with Festival Director Anne Morris. (Artists are not expected or required to stay for the full window of time.) Artists interested in applying for ANY of the NCDF Season Opportunities may attend either session. Sessions will not be recorded, because the conversation will be tailored to whatever questions come up.

Can’t make one of the Q&A sessions and still have questions? Email Anne at (please allow 24-48 hours for a reply).


*If submitting your application by Feb 5, your submission fee will be waived! After Feb 5, the following fees apply:

Did you apply to just one of these calls? Select “Single Submission” ($10)

Did you apply to both of these calls? Select “Multiple Submissions” ($20)