Image by Desmond Sweeney

Image by Desmond Sweeney


Independent Dance Exchange, known as INDEX in short, is a platform for new works to be presented by Queensland Dance Artists within the festival program. INDEX is designed to profile Queensland Dance Artists. The program strives to encourage fresh perspectives from audience members, generate innovative ideas for existing choreographers and open doors for collaborative opportunities for Queensland Dance Artists. In Supercell 2018, INDEX is presented in partnership with Phluxus2 Dance Collective.

INDEX 2018: Open Studio Showings

In light of the hugely successful 2017 INDEX series we are opening the program again for 2018, this time looking at works in development and fostering process and idea germination.

This includes:

  • 1 week free studio space to continue developing your work

  • A one off fee of $1000 to contribute to the development of your work

  • 6 hours of mentorship from Phluxus2 Dance Collective relevant to the artists needs

  • One Open Studio Showing as part of the Supercell program - open to Industry and General Public in the Theatre Rehearsal Room at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

  • One post-showing research and investigation discussion hosted by Phluxus2 Dance Collective to assist in moving the work forward

Please download the Information Pack here for more information.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 26 November 2017, midnight.


Index Application Form

Name *
A clear and concise proposal that details what the dance piece if about. Tell us about: Your greater practice - Describe your project and why the work is important - Why do you want to present your piece at INDEX and in a festival setting?
- What ideas, concepts, and/or forms are you interrogating? - How many artists are involved in, or employed for, your project? - Technical requirements - e.g. sprung floor, curtains, tarquet etc
- What stage is at the project at, and will it be ready for a studio showing in February 2018? - Brief outline of key dates to bring this work to presentation
- Who is your target audience? - What is their relationship to the work? - How do you conceptually position them? - Are they active or passive participants?
- Please provide a simple budget outlining the costs of presenting your piece at INDEX (NB A full budget is not required, just an indication of major costs and potential income/funding sources)
Support material can take whichever form best speaks to the work - e.g. an edited 5-minute video extract from a creative development. Be sure to note clearly if this is past work, documentation of the current work, or stimulus material. ➤ A LIST OF KEY CREATIVES [WITH ONE PARAGRAPH BIOGRAPHIES] ➤ A LINK TO ONLINE SUPPORT MATERIAL [ALL SUPPORT MATERIAL MUST BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED] Please provide links below. Send all attachments to