Licensing Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances Inc. was the lead recipient of a three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant (2010 to 2012) to pilot a new model of presentation, one that allows Dusk Dances to be presented, by community partners, beyond Toronto.  What we built is a licensing model whereby Dusk Dances licenses its name and format to community partners. This model builds capacity and sustainability in rural and regional communities, while at the same time strengthening the existing capacity for Dusk Dances Inc. With the licensing of Dusk Dances, local organizations can learn how to produce a Dusk Dances event in their community.


For a set-licensing fee, Dusk Dances Inc. provides:

- three 10 minute touring works from the Dusk Dances repertoire of dance pieces (Dusk Dances will pay all artist fees and remount costs).

- travel, accommodation and per diem for all performing artists and crew

- overall timelines and scheduling

- a Production Manager

- a Volunteer Coordinator (this position can eventually be learned and hired locally)

- a host

- all marketing materials (design and printing)

- program design

- Dusk Dances head office administration and support (including access to a variety of template documents)


The licensing partner are responsible for:

- programming one or two local dance piece

- programming an opening band

- paying fees for the local piece (s) and band

- printing of the program

- marketing material distribution

- advertisements

- providing between 6 and 8 volunteers per performance and 3 for the dress rehearsal

- providing two technical assistants (one can be a volunteer)

- working with Dusk Dances head office administration in all planning

- pay a licensing fee


In 2017, Dusk Dances will see licensed events in 3 communities:

Repentigny (QC)

Hamilton (ON)

Barrie (ON)


For more information on Dusk Dances’ licensing program or to inquire about licensing the event contact Sylvie Bouchard at :






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Dusk Dances Inc.
84 Ashburnham Road
Toronto, ON, M6H 2K5


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