Digital Connections Program
Application Deadline Extended! (Mon, Sep 13, 4pm)
EXTENDED! Application Deadline: September 13, 2021, 4:00pm PDT
An Info Session on the program was held on August 9, and a recording can be found below (ASL interpretation was provided).
General Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)
Dani is a first generation Canadian of Czech and Slovak descent who lives on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is the owner of Fascinator Management, an agency and consultancy that works with 11 clients, whose contemporary performance practices are informed by their diverse lived experiences and are mainly rooted in theatre. Fascinator currently has international consulting contracts, along with a steady rotation of Canadian clients seeking coaching and/or in-depth consultations. Dani is on the board of the Western Arts Alliance and the development committee of the International Society of the Performing Arts. She was a Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals from 2016–18 and a Fellow with ISPA from 2012–14. Dani has served on juries for Creative Scotland, the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and New York’s Creative Capital. She has been on panels in Sweden, Montreal, Scotland, Ireland and Vancouver, Ottawa and hosted workshops in Vancouver and Calgary. Dani has coached and hosted pitches for the PuSh Festival and Made in BC – Dance on Tour, produced digital pitches for the Canadian High Commission in London and is a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University.
Joyce is a performing arts curator, facilitator and consultant based in Vancouver BC. As a freelancer, she is currently working on projects with Museum of Vancouver, The Cultch, Canada Dance Festival and Fascinator Management. In her practice she is guided by values of collaboration, rigour and care and over her career has gained broad exposure in interdisciplinary, experimental and community-based performance. She is pursuing study as an advanced practitioner in Critical Response Process with Liz Lerman and John Borstel. Until June 2020 she was at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival where she spent seven years in curatorial and senior leadership positions including as Interim Artistic Director during a period of organizational transition. Previously, Joyce spent 10 years in the Canadian dance milieu starting as an administrator with battery opera and later as a producer and executive director including NewWorks and Made in BC - Dance on Tour. She trained in Theatre Production/Design at the University of British Columbia in 2003, and in her early career was once nominated for a Jessie Richardson award in Costume Design. Her first foray in performance was as a teenage participant in a new genre public art project by Suzanne Lacy. Joyce is a first-generation Canadian of Filipina descent, privileged to live on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
GVPTA acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for the Digital Connections Program.