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RESIDENCIES

Artists are at the heart of everything we do.

Through our residencies, we make a curatorial commitment to a handful of talented artists and provide them with substantial support for a two-year period. Artists receive free access of up to 10 weeks of studio space, funds towards hiring collaborators, and full publicity and production support for performances of their work at the end of their term. Our residencies are designed to enhance the working conditions of artists, increasing their capacity to research, experiment, and innovate while creating. We consider our resident artists partners in fulfilling our vision, and each residency integrates emerging artists.

 

Our current roster includes Associate Artists Linnea Swan and Rosanna Terracciano, and Artists in Residence Pamela Tzeng and Heather Ware.

New! Short-term Residencies, November 30th – December 11th

This year, we are offering three, funded, short-term residencies for dancers or choreographers to work with an

influence of their choice. An influence may be anyone from a musician to a dramaturg, a scientist to a visual artist or performer; someone you’ve always wanted to work with, but never had the chance. The residencies are aimed at seeding new collaborations and experiments. Artists will receive either 40 or 80 hours of studio space*,  and a fee of $800/week for both themselves and their influence.

To apply, artists should have an established practice (minimum 2 years experience in the field). We will prioritize applications for equity-seeking artists**.

Please submit the following to artisticdirector@dswlive.ca by September 30th, 2020:

  • a current CV for both yourself and your influence
  • a one-page description of your practice
  • a one-page statement describing why you’d like to work with this particular influence
  • two 3-minute extracts of your work

Please note that, due to COVID-related social distancing measures, our Lab mentor Justine A. Chambers is available to be an influence from a distance. To read more about Justine, visit http://justineachambers.com. 

*studio availability Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm only.  

**equity seeking artists are those that identify barriers to equal access, opportunities and resources due to disadvantage or discrimination, and actively seek social justice and reparation.