Applications Open for 2021 Research Residencies

2021 Research Residencies


Critical Path is offering 4 funded artist-led research residencies in 2021.

Artists with a choreographic practice are invited to propose research projects that focus on explorations of new ideas, process or practice development without a pre-determined product outcome.

The research residencies are not available for creative development of new work, though they may allow early terrain explorations or deep digging into particular ideas and concerns. They may lay the foundation of new work.

For 2021 Critical Path’s vision is concentrated on our ‘Under A Southern Sky’ curatorial ‘constellations’ –

  • Australia’s First Peoples – continuing contemporary
  • Australia-Asia artist led initiatives and exchange
  • Regional and Remote collaborations & connections
  • Digital & Online choreographic work-space

We encourage applicants to consider how their research addresses this curation. If you have a project that is important to you but you feel does not meet these areas, you can still apply – the selection panel will still consider your proposal.

The selection panel includes artists/practitioners with a diversity of practice and experience.

Artists are asked as part of their project to find a way to share their research more broadly. This can be through participation, presentation, publication, or other methods suitable to their practice.


The residencies are open to NSW-connected artists. As part of the application you will be asked to indicate how you are connected to New South Wales (living or working or by Country).

Due to our funding, at least one residency will be offered to an artist living or working in Sydney.

You must be an artist with a choreographic practice working with a contemporary practice.


If you would like to be considered for the program, please download the application form below and email the completed form to [email protected]. There are two versions of this document – a PDF document and a Word doc version for accessibility if you are unable to read PDF documents.

This is a directly editable PDF form. You should be able to fill in the form with your PDF reader. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any issues.

This is an accessible Word doc version if you are unable to read and edit PDF documents. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have other access requirements.


We are accepting proposals in written form or as a video/audio file. If either are not accessible to you, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss an alternative.


Applications close 10am, Thursday 15 October 2020. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by mid-November 2020.

If you have any further questions,  please contact us at [email protected]


There are two versions of this document – a PDF document and a Word doc version for accessibility if you are unable to read PDF documents.

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