Open Call

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange 2023

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This program is geared towards Indigenous Dramaturgies and Indigenous Theatre Artists interested in or working on land-based arts practices, and/or innovative dramaturgical processes. This opportunity offers professional development for emerging Indigenous artists to focus on a current or upcoming project, and you are encouraged to apply with a creative partner, mentor, or collaborator.

Number of Participants

There is space for 10 participants in this cohort.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 08, 2023 - May 26, 2023


  • CA$35.00 application fee
  • CA$4,195.00 program fee (one-time)


Individual Studio, Shared Studio


Hotel, Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Performances, Professional Development, Retreat, Visiting Professionals


Performance Art, Playwriting, Theatre, Theatre Directors



Program Description

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange offers you professional development and space for artistic exchange on a current or upcoming dramaturgy project, with a focus on on-the-land engagement as a way of locating stories. Indigenous dramaturgies; as artistic ceremony, as political resistances, and as community-building, are under studied and under supported. In this program we will discuss and explore your roles in deeper detail, with the support of faculty and with cultural facilitators for on-the-land engagement sessions. One of the primary intentions behind the Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange is the offer of reciprocal mentorship and community building. Each duo of participants will have access to a Lazlo Funtec studio or a music room. You will also be provided with limited access to wardrobe, props and set supplies based on availability. You will have time and space to reflect on the ways we can approach and discuss Indigenous dramaturgical processes.

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