Research Program

2018 Responsive Program

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for the 2018 Responsive Program Residencies is now taking applications.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, 4PM

Information for applicants including application form, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are available to download on the links below.
2018_ResponsiveResidency_ApplicationForm
2018_ResponsiveProgram_GuidelinesforApplying
2018_CriticalPath_ResponsiveGuideBooklet

Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed by the peer assessment panel (comprising of arts workers from the performing arts sector and the Critical Path director), with outcomes announced in October.

If you have further questions or need assistance with application materials, please contact Laura Osweiler, General Manager at admin@criticalpath.org.au or 02 9362 9403.


IMPORTANT DATES

Info Session: 5:30pm Wednesday 9 August
Deadline for applications: 4.00PM, Friday 1 September 2017
Shortlist interviews: late September 2017


WHAT IS RESEARCH?

The Responsive Program supports self-directed, blue-sky choreographic research. Research projects may be broadly defined but generally involve the exploration of new ideas or assumptions, new methodologies or new collaborations. Research Residents at Critical Path are characterised by an openness of mind, a willingness to experiment and play, and a focus on process rather than outcome. Note that Critical Path is not able to support creative developments or rehearsal periods.


PROGRAM CATEGORIES

The Responsive Program consists of three categories:

Responsive Program Residencies offer a series of funded residencies each year. It is a competitive, peer-assessed funding program which supports practice-based research in the choreographic field by NSW connected choreographers. Residencies can fall anytime in the year but is dependent upon availability of space around our wider program. These residencies emphasise the value of risk-taking for future choreographic development and seek to give artists an opportunity to innovate their practice in an environment which promotes open discovery and experimentation rather than outcomes. The program calls for self-directed, ‘blue-sky’ research proposals that reflect the particular interests and goals of the applying artist. Applicants can apply for between $5,000 and $20,000. Please note around $50,000 available in total.

Space Grants offer ‘space only’ alongside its funded residencies. We understand that space is difficult to find and afford in Sydney, particularly when you wish to undertake ongoing practice research or unfunded development which will extend your choreography.

Research Room Residencies are non-financial Research Room Residencies. Residents can make use of the Drill Hall around other programmed activities. Research Room Residencies support practice-based and/or scholarly research residencies by offering up to three months of office space and equipment including video editing facilities. To be eligible for a Research Room Residency, you must be working in a choreographic practice but this can be across art forms and other disciplines. Research Room Residencies are sponsored by Woollahra Municipal Council and are open to local, national and international artists.


WHO CAN APPLY?

Responsive Program Residencies and Space Grants: Professional independent choreographers who have a permanent address in NSW and work at least 3 months of each year in NSW are eligible to apply for a Responsive Program Residency.

Research Room Residencies: Independent choreographers, dance artists inter-disciplinary artists and scholars across all cultural practices and at any stage of their professional career can apply. Research Room Residencies are open to national and international applicants however NSW artists are strongly encouraged to apply.


HOW TO APPLY?

Applications for Responsive Program Residencies can be made till 1 September 2017.

Applications for Research Room Residencies can be made at any time. To apply please email the Director at director@criticalpath.org.au with a research proposal, contact details and nominate a few preferred dates (up to three months).

Date & Location

Friday 1 September 2017

The Drill Hall, 4pm