The Experimental Choreographic Residency (ECR) supports the development of innovative, bold and experimental approaches to choreography. Established in 2016 in partnership with Performance Space, the residency supports an artist or collaboration to spend two weeks developing their experimental choreographic practice with financial, production, technical and creative support from both organisations.
Residency dates: 11 – 22 April 2023
Call out opens: Weds 1 Feb 2023
Call out closes: 5 pm Mon 27 Feb 2023
Artists notified: Mid-March
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We seek to support a period of creative development for an artist or collaboration that explores experimental and/or interdisciplinary approaches to choreography and movement practice in innovative, rigorous and engaging ways. Applications will be assessed for clarity and integrity of concept and process, the form the project takes, and the urgency and relevance of the project to experimental performance practice in Australia today. We welcome applications from artists living and/or working in Australia and the Asia Pacific region or artists that have a meaningful connection with this region.
WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
The successful project will receive the following:
- Up to $8,000 towards project expenses: artist and collaborator fees, equipment and materials costs, and travel and accommodation if required.
- Two weeks of space at Critical Path, Drill Hall.
- Production and technical support, producing support, and administrative support from Performance Space.
- Creative advice and feedback from Performance Space and Critical Path.
- If desired, a facilitated feedback session or small showing after the residency.
- Photographic documentation of the work-in-progress.
We prioritise diverse perspectives and voices. We especially encourage submissions from First Nations artists, artists of colour, culturally diverse artists, women, LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists living with a disability. Please let us know if you prefer to apply in a different format or if there is any barrier in the submission process. And please note that additional support to assist with access requirements is possible within our programs – get in touch to find out more.
Need anything else clarified? Feel free to get in touch with Performance Space: admin[at]performancespace.com.au
PAST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
- 2022: Brooke Stamp
- 2021: Rebecca Jenson
- 2020: Nat Randall and Anna Breckon
- 2019: Ivey Wawn
- 2018: Rajni Shah
- 2017: Atlanta Eke
- 2016: Justin Shoulder and Victoria Hunt
Image credit: 2022 Experimental Choreographic Research Residency recipient – Brooke Stamp, photography by Gabriel Gwynne