The Summer Dance Residency choreographers present their final performances. Each choreographer will share their dance and movement performance that they began conceptualizing in July.

Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas have partnered on the Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency, which provides time and space to dance artists in metro Atlanta. Through this residency program, Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas offer resources and a platform for the creation and presentation of works. The residency serves as a creative outlet for dance artists while supporting and amplifying diverse voices.

What’s Happening

Sunday, September 11, 2021

View the 2022 Summer Artist Residency performances. Each performance will last between 15 and 20 minutes. Stay tuned for a full schedule.

Event Guidelines

This in-person event will take place outside on the open-air Pavilion. Please consider wearing weather-appropriate clothing and bringing a water bottle.

Complimentary water will be available and a card-only bar will be available to those 21+.


Dance Canvas

Dance Canvas, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, incorporated in the City of Atlanta in 2008 with a mission to provide opportunities and venues to increase the awareness of professional dance in Atlanta. We achieve our mission through three program areas of service:

Choreographer Career Development, Youth Leadership Development, & Audience Engagement. Visit to learn more.

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Upcoming Events

April 27 / 2:00pm
Special Event

MuSEA Slow Reads


Folks get to activate MuSEA’s mobile library by relaxing at the Atlanta Contemporary and reading selected texts out loud to each other.

April 28 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids


A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

May 2 / 6:30pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Crafts + Cocktails


Join artist and educator Sherrice Adams for our adult craft night, Crafts + Cocktails.

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