GD Dance Initiatives (GDDI) is seeking funds to propel its launch. Legal, marketing, and administrative services are required to ensure that the organization successfully, and sustainably takes its official first steps toward solidifying its presence within the National Capital Region's dynamic arena of Arts Organizations.
GD Dance Initiatives (GDDI) is the newest disability-led, bilingual Arts Organization based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, dedicated to tangible professional development mentorships for emerging artists, community networking & outreach, as well as contemporary dance creation & production.
Through educational templates and comprehensive skill-building programmes, GD Dance Initiative strives to demystify the grant writing process and thereby help local dance artists create new opportunities for themselves and their immediate communities. These programmes also assist artists in building strong creative thinking tactics which can be applied within, and beyond, the studio. Ranging from introductions to, or the expansion of, improvisation-based movement creation, to foundational technical work, to using creativity to bolster large outreach, administrative, educational, or entrepreneurial projects within the arts, GDDI offers a wide spectrum of services to help support Ottawa and Eastern Ontario’s growing dance community.
Building resilient, diverse communities through collaborative networking for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary projects is also at the forefront of what makes the organization unique within the National Capital Region, Be it for Dancers who aim to learn more about launching their professional careers as performing artists, or be it for other organizations who seek assistance in creating effective outreach incentives, GDDI is a valuable and reliable resource whose sole purpose is to facilitate and instigate new connections by engaging with and creating work which generates a sense of collaboration, collective growth, and unity.