Opportunities For Artists

Jacob's Pillow presents the work of visionary artists and supports them through the annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and Creative Development Residencies.

Performing at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is an annual international festival (mid-June through August) that presents more than 50 dance companies in three performance venues, more than 200 free public events, exhibits, film screenings, dance classes and many other activities. All dance forms, styles and traditions are presented at the Pillow.

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award

The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award is an important way the Pillow supports the creativity of visionary artists. The Award, presented each year at the Season Opening Gala to an exceptional artist, carries a cash prize of $25,000 which the artist can use in any way they wish.

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Creative Development Residencies

The Jacob's Pillow Creative Development Residency Program supports the development and rehearsal of new dance repertory. During Creative Development Residencies, choreographers and companies are invited to spend one to three weeks at the Pillow rehearsing or creating new work, with free housing for the company, unlimited use of studio space, and access to the Archives and other Pillow resources.

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Inside/Out Artist Submissions

Jacob's Pillow is interested in presenting all dance forms and genres in its outdoor Inside/Out performance series, including culturally-specific dance forms and dance-theater in addition to classical and contemporary choreography.

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