SPF features RAW artists, with a special emphasis on artists that are participating in the Lead Artist Program. For more information about SPF, please contact SAFEhouse Arts staff. SPF artists receive a modest stipend.
The West Wave Dance Festival was founded in 1991 and has been produced by SAFEhouse Arts since 2013. West Wave is presented in the fall and usually has an open call for applications in the spring (contact staff for deadlines). It sometimes has a residency component and artists are expected to volunteer in the areas of Development, Marketing, Operations and Production. West Wave artists also participate in monthly meetings and are paid a modest stipend. Both RAW and AIRspace choreographers frequently contribute to West Wave.