Now heading into its ninth year, HATCH is designed to incubate and foster invention and innovation in the local performance scene. The programme has quickly become an important element in the ecology of local performance development. Harbourfront Centre invites projects from emerging creators as well as established artists engaging in new collaborations or entering into new artistic territory. We encourage performance proposals from artists working across all disciplines, including, but not limited to, dance, theatre, performance art, music, etc.
Of particular interest are proposals that can demonstrate how HATCH will benefit the project or the artist during this stage of development. HATCH is not about an opportunity for staging a fully finished piece but about using the week to develop a new or existing piece of work. The week itself is about exploring the process of development, with the showing of work being only part of this process.
Harbourfront Centre is an innovative non profit cultural organization which creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public. Since its inception, Harbourfront Centre has been introducing Toronto audiences to artists and art forms, exploring new and bold frontiers in the arts and creative expression.
Companies and artists selected to participate in HATCH will receive a one-week residency in the Studio Theatre, located at Harbourfront Centre. The Studio Theatre is an intimate, 196-seat proscenium venue featuring a full lighting grid, raked seating and sprung stage floor. Use of the residency period is at the discretion of the artist and needs of the project (i.e. workshop, rehearsals, performance, etc.) but there must be at least one presentation of the work for the public and/or invited audience at some point in the week.
For more information on HATCH and how to apply, please contact us at 416-973-4237 or by email.
You can download the full application and call for submissions forms below:
> Application Form
> Call for Proposals
> The Studio Theatre