Call for Entry: REDCAT needs original performance pieces from dancers, actors, and musicians (Los Angeles, CA)

REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, is seeking original performance pieces for the next edition of Studio, our quarterly series of new works-in-progress in dance, theater, multimedia and music.

Studio was created to give new artists an opportunity to hone their skills and offer established artists a chance to test new material and works-in-progress before an audience. A revolving panel of working artists curates each edition, selecting artists through a live showing process. If you have a project 15 minutes or under and would like to be considered, you can apply online.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by 5pm
Showings: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Performances: Sunday, April 9 & Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

Please visit our website and complete the online application under About > Artist Opportunities.

Please send all questions to

Jobs: Programs Director (FT) at Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Position Description: HDDT seeks an experienced, highly-skilled Programs Director to join the company’s leadership team. Working closely with the Artistic/Executive Director, Strategic Director and Site Manager, the Programs Director is responsible for managing all of the company’s programs, educational activities (“Duck Ed”) and office operations. The Programs Director also supervises program staff and office interns. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking a candidate with exceptional communication and organizational skills, leadership and management skills, and a passion for site-specific productions. 

Position reports to: Artistic/Executive Director

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 

o Oversee and proactively drive forward all company programs, special events and Duck Ed activities in collaboration with the leadership team; serve as a thought-partner and visionary leader for the organization. 
o Supervise the Creative Engagement Associate, Site Manager, teaching artists, office interns, and documentation team at Duck Ed sites. 
o Manage, schedule, coordinate and execute season programming, including the educational Duck Ed season. Run production meetings and attend performances/events as needed in coordination with the Site Manager. 
o Cultivate and maintain new and existing partnerships with teachers, schools and community organizations; assist in researching new school sites, commissions and residency opportunities for the company. 
o In coordination with the Leadership Team, help develop and execute Duck Ed curricula, schedule and provide leadership and mentorship to teaching artists. 
o Develop each program budget and ensure all programs remain on schedule and on budget; conduct regular project budget reporting. 
o Assist in grant-writing and fundraising as needed. 

Required Qualifications: 

o Bilingual (must be fluent in English and Spanish) 
o Excellent communication and customer service skills. 
o Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 
o Proficiency in project management & ticketing software (e.g. OvationTix, Square) preferred. 
o Ability to work collaboratively, multitask, work independently, supervise a team, and quickly shift with changing priorities. 
o Undergraduate college degree required. 
o Minimum 3-5 years of arts administration experience. 
o Own a car/valid driver license. 

Salary/Hours: The Programs Director will work full-time, M-F 9am-5pm, with occasional early morning on-site Duck Ed sessions, and occasional evening/weekend hours on-site for programs. Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Include “Programs Director” in the subject line. 

Position open until filled. For hire beginning Mon, Jan 9, 2017. 

Company Description: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre creates innovative dance experiences in non-traditional places and provides learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods. We invite our audience and artists to engage with one another and connect with their community in ways they have never experienced before. Founded in 1985, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is a nonprofit, site-specific dance performance company based in Los Angeles, California.