Thursday 4 October

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Open Call – Unity Space AIR Melbourne

05 November – 03 December 2018 at The Space Dance & Arts Centre in Prahran Melbourne.

In partnerships with The Space Dance & Arts Centre and Critical Path

International performing and visual artists as well as choreographers are invited to submit a proposal for a residency which may include developing a new work (Dance, Theatre, Photography, Film); or investigating some aspects or ideas in their already existing practice, or undertaking a choreographic, performance or installation research.


Melbourne on the 29th of November at Theatre Works

Sydney on the 1st of December at Critical Path – The Drill

We accept up to 4 International artists and up to 5 local artists from Melbourne to collaborate, research and develop the subject matter of: Cultural Diversity and Cross Cultural Communication with non-linguistic medium. The incentive is for all resident artists to collaborate and create a collective group to co-create together. There will also be an option to create smaller collective groups depending on the collaborations that will be formed.

For more information visit the Unity Space AIR website

The Residency offers:

Accommodation for international artists:

  • A comfortable queen size double bedroom.
  • The residency can accept up to four artists at a time. Two artists in a shared room and couples can also be accepted upon arrangement.
  • Full equipped kitchen for preparing food
  • Bathroom & Toilet shared in the house.

R&D Space

  • One studio at Dance Space Prahran (each group of artists will have 3-4 hours rehearsals per day)

Other Benefits

  • Mentoring and artistic Guidance by Vangelis Legakis and Gulsen Ozer.
  • Performance/presentation of the artists’ work (Arranged case by case that can be coordinated with the mentors).
  • Travel expenses from Melbourne to Sydney will be covered either by bus, train or flight.
  • Guidance for what to do in Melbourne in terms of art and cultural activities and finding materials for your production.
  • Free workshop Embodied Unity by Vangelis Legakis 17&18 and 24&25 November 2018 (worth of 190 AUD)
  • Research with Vangelis Legakis (worth of 400 AUD)
    • 12th & 16th Nov : 1pm – 3pm
    • 19th & 23rd Nov : 1pm – 3pm
  • 30% discount for the Dance and Being Art project 9-11 November daily 9:30am-5:30pm at Abbotsford Convent (save 130 AUD out of 455 AUD).
  • 30% discount for Chi Gong open classes on 6, 13, 20, 27 November 18:30-20:30 at Abbotsford Convent (save 40 AUD out of 140 AUD).

The Resident Artists have to cover and offer:

  • Their flights and transportation to and from Melbourne and to the premises of the residency
  • Food and personal expenses
  • Any production expenses
  • Costs for International artists Total 1880 AUD Includes accommodation
  • Costs for artists living in Melbourne: 800 AUD without accommodation

Application is made by sending

  • Your CV and short bio
  • One portrait and one performance photo
  • A motivation letter explaining the following key questions in an A4 page no more than 1000 words.
    • Idea and concept of research and development and whether it is a new idea or a previous project that you wish to revisit and further develop.
    • What is your intention to participate in this residency and how will this assist you in the growth of your career.
    • Mention whether you have a collaborator with who you wish to participate together or you have any local artists in Melbourne you wish to collaborate with.
    • Mention whether you wish to present a work in progress or a finished production at the end of your residency.
    • Planning of where you are at present in terms of your career and where you are envisioning to be after this residency.
    • Proof of a funding application (either approved or in process), or sponsorship, or personal funds that can support the period of your residency

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