The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Opportunity for choreographers and dance-makers: Curriculum in Motion Institute

Announcing the Curriculum in Motion® Institute for Choreographers and Dance-Makers

Join us to build a THINK/ACT/DO network with a cohort of fellow dance-makers, facilitated by award-winning core faculty members Celeste Miller (Institute Director), Kimberli Boyd, and Michael Richter.

Institute participants gain:

Interactive online training, with individualized faculty support and feedback
One-on-one mentoring, peer-to-peer co-mentoring, and group learning
A certificate of completion
A meaningful and active network of peers
A chance to join the roster of esteemed Curriculum in Motion® Artists

One-Year Intensive Program (2020-2021):
Developed over the course of two years, the Institute is an intimately curated professional development experience in how to be of co-creative service in the communities we engage with, while examining how dance-makers are essential artistic, civic, and community partners in a COVID-19 world and beyond. We use body-based practices to work with the pedagogy, philosophy, and methodology of Curriculum in Motion® core principles.

In recognition of this urgent time, the application deadline is extended to June 15.



"The Institute is a curated training site to root ourselves in our choreographic practices as a system not only of embodied creativity but also a system of values and ideas."

"As we embrace a shift from a time of crisis to a time of flux, how do we develop as essential leaders who expand on, and generously share, our expertise in creating dance-based experiences as opportunities to think, reflect, express and act...”

—Celeste Miller | Institute Director,
Co-Founder of Curriculum in Motion®

For questions about the application process, scholarship opportunities, or if you are unable to complete the form online, contact Director of Community Engagement, Thasia Giles at

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