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Two-year mentoring program for artistic development

Two-year mentoring program for artistic development

16_DSC7521Do you wish to be part of a two-year mentoring program for artistic development?

Diverse Nordic Voice – Choreographic Initiative (DNVCI) is a program that support the development of a greater diversity of choreographic voices in the Nordic region. The 2- year program is brought about by the pro-active collaboration between leading dance organizations within three Nordic countries: Dansens Hus Stockholm, Iceland Dance Company and CODA Oslo International Dance Festival.


To create an opportunity for the professional development of 6 disabled and/or non-disabled artists, who work with access or norm criticism at the core of their artistic work.

We are looking for artists who are deeply committed to working with access or norm criticism at the core of their artistic work. The intention is to create an opportunity for professional development of 6 disabled and/or non-disabled artists.


  • Professional development of 6 dance artists and public dissemination of process/findings
  • Long term change in the vibrancy of dance through a wider range of voices in the public arena
  • Increase of disabled dance artists in the Nordics through visible role models, support and best practice


A supportive mentoring program consisting of two strands

– a shared program of a series of labs, sharings, conference, colleague interaction and sharing on digital platforms

– individual artistic development mentoring tailored to meet the specific needs of the artists

The shared program is mandatory as a member of the program and consist of:


12.-16. December              INTENSIVE LAB 1 Reykjavik during Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform


15.-18. April                          INTENSIVE LAB 2 Dansens Hus Stockholm

17.-26. October                  INTENSIVE LAB 3 CODA Oslo International Dance Festival


February                                  CONFERENCE Dansens Hus Stockholm

October                                    SHARING of work at CODA, Oslo

November                               SHARING of work at Iceland Dance Company, Iceland


Applications and any questions to be sent to

For Norwegian artists: Live Rosenvinge Jackson

For Swedish artists: Katja Seitajoki

For Icelandic artists: Ragnheiður Skúladóttir

Applications should be in English, Icelandic, Swedish or Norwegian and a maximum of one A4 page describing

  • Your main artistic interest
  • Why do you want to join this program?
  • What do you think you can you offer to the program?
  • What do you think the program offer to you?

Links to documentation can be added to the application letter but is not mandatory.


The selected artists will be notified by August 31st.

DNVCI wishes to reflect the diversity in the population. We encourage applicants of a variety of backgrounds:  age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity to apply. We are dedicated to making our projects accessible to all.


Artists selection will be based on individual artistic interest and the composition of the group as a whole.

Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Nordik Ministerrad