Pitch Lab

Collective Making Intensive

29 April – 10 May 2024

LOT7 Rehearsal and Performance Space
7/81-83 Station Road Seven Hills, Dharug Country

Expressions of Interest will open in early March 2024

Pitch Lab is a fortnight-long intensive that brings together professional independent dance artists with DMC artists, to explore and share ideas and processes in a collaborative environment.

Artists who participate in Pitch Lab are treated like DMC members and so, in the spirit of collective-led decision making, will not only collaborate in the room together, but will collaboratively design the intensive in response to the needs and aspirations of the group.

Pitch Lab will provide an environment:

  • to refine skills in collective decision-making and working collaboratively
  • to pitch and test new ideas
  • to practice the art of articulating ideas and participating in other people’s ideas
  • for collective ideas to emerge
  • to facilitate the consolidation of ideas

DMC is a democratic organisation, with a co-led director structure, which means the work we make is for the collective benefit of those involved and their intended communities.

We are seeking expressions of interest from dance makers who wish to contribute to this collective-led process. DMC is open to continuing to develop ideas that emerge from Pitch Lab in collaboration with the artists involved.

During the planning session, the participating artists will form a values framework and co-author a memorandum of understanding, to ensure collective-led decisions are formed by the group together, not imposed on the group by DMC.

DMC welcomes professional dance makers from all walks of life, and will select participants based on their capacity to work collectively with the group formed for this intensive.

Participating dance makers will be selected by DMC members based on their response to the expression of interest, if you wish to respond to the expression of interest in an alternative format please contact us.

Pitch Lab is from 10am – 4pm.

Selected artists will need to be available for the duration of the program.

Participating artists will be paid a fee of $2,400 pro rata plus superannuation.