For more information on any of the following opportunities, please contact [email protected]
*NEW* Rural Dance Apprentice Instructor Development Training Initiative
AUDA has identified the need to support the succession of experienced Ukrainian dance instructors in rural Alberta. The knowledge held by these experienced Ukrainian dance instructors must be passed on to the next wave of dance instructors as this new wave moves on to become future leaders of Ukrainian dance development in rural Alberta.
AUDA is pleased to undertake a 3-year commitment (Ending Dec. 31st, 2023 with a review for continuance.) to undertake up to 5 rural community development incentives annually, up to a maximum amount of $1,500 each, to our members in Alberta to support rural dance apprentice instructor development training.
There is no “fill in the blanks” application. Ukrainian dance schools, their primary instructor/apprentice mentor, and the apprentice instructor, that are all AUDA members, will write their own joint case for financial support. Application Deadline is December 15, 2020
For more information, see the guidelines document below.
AUDA Summer Digital Workshop Program
As the 2019-2020 Dance School Year was cut short by the events surrounding COVID-19, many dance schools are offering alternatives over the summer to engage their students and to prepare for when public health orders will once again allow classes to resume.
As part of our commitment to be responsive to the changing needs of the Ukrainian Dance community, AUDA has committed to provide for up to 20 member organizations, $150 per organization to support online options for dance camps and dance workshops over the summer months.
There is no template application form. AUDA member organizations will submit their 1-page request for support indicating date, instructor, and intended audience, by June 30, 2020.
See the guidelines document below for more information.
AUDA Summer Dance Camp Scholarships
***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15!***
AUDA recognizes that Ukrainian Dance Summer Camps across Alberta are designed to develop individual dance skills in a positive team environment. AUDA is supportive of our membership engaging in these goals for the benefit of our collective dance community.
AUDA has committed to providing 10 individual scholarships annually of up to $500 each for youth to attend dance camps during the summer. AUDA selects 2 successful candidates from applicants from each of the five major geographical areas in Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, North, Central, and South).
Applicants are not restricted to Summer Camps in their geographical area but are restricted to applying for Summer Camps held in Alberta. If there are insufficient applications from any of the five geographical areas at the application deadline, applications will be accepted for assessment throughout the summer on a first-come basis until geographical allocations are filled.
Applications will be juried by a panel of AUDA Board members and AUDA general member.
Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the deadline for applications has been extended to June 15. See the following Application Form.
AUDA Community Ukrainian Dance Workshop Program
The Ukrainian Dance Workshop Program is intended to foster and support locally produced dance workshops within your community, and allow AUDA to continue to access funding to serve the Ukrainian Dance community.
AUDA is offering an honorarium of $1000 in return for your organization to organize and host a workshop.
The deadline for applications is February 15 and October 15 annually.
Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a special deadline for summer applications has been extended to June 30.
See the following Initiative Information Sheet.
AUDA Promotional Activities to Increase Participation and Awareness of Ukrainian Dance in Alberta – Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainian Immigration
In Celebration of 125 Years of Ukrainian Immigration, AUDA will provide member organizations $150 for each community performance (up to a maximum of $450) as part of the group’s activities to increase awareness and participation in Ukrainian dance in Alberta.
Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the maximum level of support has been increased to $900 per organization for the 2019-2020 dance year.
This undertaking started in September 2015 and has since supported nearly 400 performances to an audience of over 320,000 people.
The submissions for reimbursement are due February 28 and August 31.
See the following Initiative Information Sheet and Reimbursement Form.
AUDA Community Concert Series
AUDA is pleased to announce the return of the Community Concert Series Initiative that was first undertaken in 2016!
All AUDA group members at March 31, 2020 are eligible to apply as co-producers of this AUDA initiative and to receive financial assistance for their local year-end dance concerts from AUDA. Through input from our member community, the determination was made that a series of community concerts was an effective way to get funding directly into communities and Celebrate Ukrainian Dance Building Vibrant Alberta Communities.
The result of this AUDA initiative is up to 5 AUDA member groups can receive $1,000 into their organization or entity, to spend on their year end concert performances.
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020. See the following Initiative Information Sheet.
AUDA Dance Instructor Development Training Initiative
AUDA is pleased to announce its ongoing commitment to support dance instructor development training by providing up to 10 community development incentives annually, a maximum amount of $1,500 each, to our member Ukrainian Dance Schools and Dance Groups in Alberta. This initiative has been extended until August 31, 2020.
AUDA will contract with member Ukrainian dance schools and groups to determine how the Dance Instructor Development Initiative fits best for their community of interest. Member organizations can choose to apply in one of 3 categories:
- Advanced Career Instructor
- Instructor Mentored by an Advanced Career Instructor
The deadline for applications is February 15 and October 15 annually. See the following Initiative Information Sheet.
AUDA Music Resources Initiative – Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainian Immigration
In recognition of 125 years of Ukrainian heritage music in Canada, AUDA is undertaking the production of 125 minutes of newly recorded Ukrainian heritage folk dance music as resource materials for Ukrainian dance schools. Our goal is to have 50% of the music composed, arranged and recorded in Ukraine and 50% of the music composed, arranged and recorded in Canada. Music from this Initiative will be posted on AUDA’s website for free download. At the end of year one of this Initiative AUDA and our members have completed 54 minutes of new music.
AUDA recognizes the contribution of composers, arrangers, music production, and musicians to the development of Ukrainian heritage folk dance. The best symbiosis of music and dance seamlessly stirs our emotions, our imaginations, and our sense of cultural pride. Whether it is a year-end Ukrainian dance school recital or a full-length dance concert work audience members are tapping their feet or clapping their hands as they engage in the enjoyment of music and dance.
AUDA member applications for this Initiative will be juried on a first-come first-serve basis until the budget for this initiative is appropriated.
See the following Initiative Information Sheet.
*NEW* AUDA Internment Commemoration Initiative
The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund encourages all the affected ethno-cultural communities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of Canada’s first national internment operations within their communities on June 20, 2020. These cross-Canada events will honour those who were imprisoned, stripped of their wealth, forced to do heavy labour and were labeled as disenfranchised.
AUDA is pleased to undertake a 2-year commitment to provide a total of 5 community development incentives, up to a maximum amount of $1,000 each, to our member Ukrainian Dance Schools and Dance Groups in Alberta to support Internment Commemoration new dance works, dance work revivals, cultural, and community awareness projects. AUDA and our Ukrainian dance community take seriously our role in enriching our cultural heritage by sharing our wonderful, and sometimes turbulent, stories in the building of Alberta.
For more information, see the following Initiative Information Sheet.