This biennial Australian choreographic award is dedicated to commissioning new work and promoting innovation in contemporary dance. The Keir Choreographic Award will provide significant support to the contemporary dance sector in Australia. The aim of the award is to increase the profile of and cultivate new audiences for contemporary dance within Australia by commissioning and presenting new choreographic works in a competitive context. The eight artists for the prize include a mix of dancers, choreographers and visual artists. Presented by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and the Keir Foundation.