To engage local choreographers, performance artists, and live performance makers in creating site-specific work in non-traditional spaces that is free to all.

Grass Stains will help these participating artists hone their skills in site-specific performance, as well as provide them with marketing/promotional, administrative, mentoring support, and a commission/artist fee of $5,000.00.

Visit the Pioneer Winter Collective website to see Grass Stains project pages of the inaugural 2016 artists to get a better idea of the process and performances:


South Florida-based CHOREOGRAPHERS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, and OTHER LIVE PERFORMANCE MAKERS (where movement is the dialogue between artist and space).

Emerging / Mid-Career PROFESSIONAL artists / South Florida Residents.

INDIVIDUALS. Have a dance company? That’s great – you can feel free to use them, but you will be commissioned as an individual, not a company. If you work collaboratively, you may bring in your collaborators to create, but you are the Grass Stains artist.

An artist who is OPEN TO EXPERIENCE. 

You must have an interest in site-specific work – you do not need prior experience necessarily.

A Grass Stains participant MUST be in attendance for the Miami workshop with Stephan Koplowitz: May 21-25, 2018.

By submitting a Grass Stains application, you agree to participating fully in the program, including adhering to all deadlines and backend planning prior to your premieres.

Ends on April 7, 2018
LEAP Summit: Youth Leaders for Equality - Application Information

Registration Opens: December 2, 2017 
Deadline: April 7, 2018

If selected for this, the summit will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 21- April 22, 2018. It will be hosted at O Cinema Wynwood 90 NW 29TH ST, MIAMI 33137. Lunch and materials will be provided. You will need to organize your own transportation. 

A (free) educational and interactive weekend for youth 14-19 yrs of age interested in equality. The weekend includes film screenings, panels, workshops, and networking with Miami's leaders and activists. Some topics that will be discussed are racial justice, health disparities, LGBTQ+ and gender topics, prejudice, social entrepreneurship, local equality politics, and youth homelessness.

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