Call for Submissions!

Calling All Belgium and Michigan-based Dancers! Created by international dance artist, Briana Ashley Stuart, the Creative Living for Dancers Award is dedicated to supporting the development of professional dancers in the digital sphere. A 1000€ award will be given to dance artists interested in creating work while experimenting with the innovative web-monetization model.

The CLD Award is linked to the ongoing experimentation with the innovative Web Monetization model to provide an empowering and income producing avenue for promoting dancer’s work. All new works must be in response to the prompt, “Using Dance as a Vehicle to….”Examples of possible final projects include, but are not limited to: Concept Videos, Online Training, Dance Films, Online Workshops, and Live Pre-Recorded Performances.


  • Must be 18 years old or older and a resident of the state of Michigan (USA) or Belgium.
  • Ability to produce a minimum 5 minute dance work within a 2-month period.
  • Applicants may include individuals, groups, companies and non-profit organizations.
  • Professional dance artists of all styles.
  • An interest in experimenting with new income-producing platforms for dance content on the web.

We hope to redirect how dancers use and disseminate their digital work through the Creative Living for Dancer’s Award and increase their control over their own data and content. Each awardee will be guided through the creation of their own account on, the Web-monetization hosting site. Each work will then be monetized and linked to the Creative Living for Dancers site. Each artist maintains ownership of their submitted works, however, each project must be exclusively hosted on Cinnamon and the Creative Living for Dancers site for 90 days, to adequately evaluate the successful web-monetization of the project.

Award: 1000€ Award, 6 month subscription to


Call Opens: November 15, 2020

Deadline for All Submissions: December 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (EST)

Award Recipients Announced: by January 6, 2021.

Click Here to learn about the 2021 CLDA Awardees!

How to Apply:

Part 1: Sign up for the Creative Living for Dancers Email List.

Part 2: Complete the CLDA application by the deadline of December 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (EST).

Application Materials must be completed in English and include a full project description, artistic portfolio (biography, CV/resume, professional photos: headshot & performance shot, video links to previous works), and one professional reference.

All Awards must be processed through a legal entity. Within the US that includes a 501(c)(3), Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Corporation and within Belgium that includes an independent worker, Asbl/VZW, and Société Privée à Responsabilité limitée (Sprl). The award amount excludes TVA/BTW.

CLDA Committee: All applications will be reviewed by a committee of carefully selected professional artists including Casey Herd (National Dutch Ballet – Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Peter Sparling (José Limón Dance Company & Martha Graham Dance Company – Ann Arbor, Michigan), Joori-Jung (ArtlabJ – Detroit, Michigan), Alesandra Seutin (Vocab Dance -Brussels, Belgium). View full biographies here.

Selection Criteria will examine project responses to the proposed theme, previous professional experience, creativity & curiosity , and feasibility of the proposed project within the timeline. Only those projects meeting the award criteria for the award tracks will be reviewed. 

A project does not have to be new. Existing projects (that have not been premiered publicly) may be just as competitive as new work.

If selected, proof of age and residency will be required.

All applicants will be notified of their application status. After notification, applicants who have questions may contact Creative Living for Dancers. Any applicant whose request has not been recommended for funding may ask for an explanation of the basis for not being selected. In such instances, we must be contacted no later than 30 days after the official notification.