// Made in Seattle //
Made in Seattle is dedicated to growing the Northwest’s creative community by commissioning, producing and presenting evening-length dance works by some of the most talented and experimental artists from our region, and collaborative projects between Seattle artists and inter/national leaders in the field.
Artists receive a commissioning fee, production in our theater with full technical support, marketing support, dramaturgical support, a creative residency of up to 80 hours of free rehearsal space, and a technical residency of 15-20 hours.
The goal of this new program is to increase the artistic quality of new contemporary dance pieces created at Velocity by increasing our direct support to artists during the critical Development Phase of a new work. Made in Seattle particularly helps midcareer and established artists. This program also fosters excellence in the Seattle dance scene by supporting extended collaborative projects that bring together local artists and international leaders in the field of dance. We understand that it is challenging for local dance artists to find the support necessary to create new work or develop their skills. Velocity wants to help fill this gap.
This program, begun in 2012, is curated by Velocity’s Executive/Artistic Director with input from Velocity’s Artist Advisory Council.