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Critical Path Responsive Residencies 2024


Critical Path is offering 3 Responsive Residencies for 2024.

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

Each residency offers $10,000 AUD and up to three weeks of space in-kind at the Drill Hall. You will be asked to select the preferred period of your residency, between March and December 2024. You can ask to use as much or as little of the space as suits your process/project.

The responsive 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.

Critical Path has a number of existing and developing relationships with different partners, who may be able to support the research. Please let us know in your proposal about your interest to engage with different spaces, communities and contexts.

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

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



The residencies are open to NSW artists with a choreographic practice.

Critical Path is particularly interested in supporting activities which extend the practice of choreography.



If you would like to be considered for the program, please follow the steps below:

  1. 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. 

This is an accessible Word doc version if you are unable to read and edit PDF documents.

  1. Fill in all the sections in the online form. Submit your proposal in text or video or audio format. Please submit a video/audio of no more than 10 minutes with your proposal.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any access requirements.



You can find detailed guidelines for applications in these documents. 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.


Applications close midnight, Monday 16 October 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by mid November 2023.



For any further enquiries relating the application, please contact Ira: [email protected]


IMAGE CREDIT: Cloé Fournier and Imogen Crana in 2022 Critical Path Research Residency

Responsive Residencies are supported through Create NSW

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Critical Path

The Drill, 1C New Beach Rd,
Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay), Sydney