CALL FOR ARTISTS and Chicago Dance Month

Celebrate Chicago Dance Month! Sponsored by, dozens of incredible dance events in April feature HCCDF past participants including Aerial Dance Chicago, Cocodaco Dance Project, Perceptual Motion Inc., Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Winifred Haun & Dancers, and many more amazing friends from around Chicago!

A full calendar of upcoming events can be found HERE

CALL FOR ARTISTS! HCCDF seeks submissions for our 8th anniversary series taking place September 8-9 and 15-16, 2017 at Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL.

APPLY ONLINE NOW! Application deadline is MAY 5, 2017.

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival (HCCDF) celebrates the work of practicing contemporary dance artists. Since its founding in 2010, more than 90 companies have shared innovative, engaging dance with thousands of audience members. Artists come from across North America, including New York, California, Arizona, Florida, the Midwest and Canada, to join the best of Chicago's stellar contemporary dance scene in two unique weekends of performance unlike any other event in the city.

HCCDF welcomes new work OR repertory work up to 10 minutes in length. Solos, duets, group work and dance on film are accepted. Selected works will be presented for two successive nights, either September 8-9 or 15-16. Applicants may submit up to three works for review. There is a non-refundable submission fee of $25 (only one submission fee is necessary per applicant, regardless of the number of works submitted.)

Applicants will be notified in 4-6 weeks.

Participants will be paid a performance fee as funding permits.

This event is produced by ology dance/Melissa Mallinson & Nicole Gifford Dance. If you have questions, please contact us at