CHOREOGRAPHERS IN MENTORSHIP EXCHANGE
Developed by Margaret Jenkins in 2004, Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) is a professional mentorship program for choreographers and movement-based artists, based on the core beliefs that open communication between dance-makers of different generations is vital to the health of the field. Since its inception, CHIME has provided significant, direct support to over 150 established and emerging choreographers working together in sustained mentorship relationships, including artist fees to all participants, free rehearsal space, workshops facilitated by guest artists, and participation in free public showings of the ideas generated or developed during their mentorship.
CHIME has supported over 120 California choreographers since its inception in 2004.
The goal of CHIME is to improve the health and vitality of our dance field, by:
creating an arena for the rigorous, critical analysis of choreography;
stimulating the artistic growth and confidence of emerging choreographers;
establishing long-term relationships between dance community members, particularly between those of differing generations;
promoting continuing education of choreography outside the academic environment;
fostering an ongoing exchange of career experience, observations and dance history between emerging and established choreographers; and
diminishing the isolation so prevalent among working choreographers.
CHIME is supported by San Francisco Grants for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation and many generous individuals.
The deadline to apply for CHIME 2020 is midnight, October 27, 2019.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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CHIME SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 2019
Founder Margaret Jenkins is serving as the CHIME mentor, working with three local choreographers over the course of the year.
For over 40 years, Margaret Jenkins has been inspiring audiences across the United States and throughout the world with stirring and intelligent dance created in collaboration with composers, poets and visual arts luminaries. Since 2004, she has been curating CHIME, witnessing and facilitating the artist gatherings, advising the mentors and mentees, organizing the showings, and observing the panel selection process. In 2014, Jenkins brought her immeasurable experience, artistry and mentorship skills directly to three artists selected for a special 10th Anniversary CHIME San Francisco Bay Area, called CHIME at 10. The program in 2019 will be based upon the successes of CHIME at 10 and the re-launch of CHIME San Francisco Bay Area in 2017, with enhancements made from the suggestions of those choreographers who took part in the CHIME at 10 program and CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2017.
Reflecting on CHIME’s long history, Jenkins states, “CHIME is a program with a huge mission and an enormous heart. Having witnessed and facilitated the powerful personal connections that artists established through CHIME since it began, and my work with artists in CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2017 and 2018, I am poised and excited to take part in this special connection with artists and dance-makers in the Bay Area again in 2019.”