DAIR Round #2 Open

Yukino Mchugh’s 2016 DAIR residency. Photo Jessica Coulaghan

Dance Artists in Residence Program

Round 2 Applications Close May 26th

Ausdance NSW’s Dance Artists in Residence (DAIR) second round is now open for residencies from June-December 2017. Ausdance NSW invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2017 program.
This program provides space in-kind for NSW based dance artists. This member exclusive program provides you a way to get your new project to its next stage.
DAIR is a direct response to the ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces to dance artists for the development of dance making and practice. DAIR activities may involve creative development, research, mentorships, rehearsal and remounting of work. Applicants can apply for a residency of one or two weeks.
DAIR Round 2 applications opened Friday 28th April 2017 and will close Friday 26th May 2017 at 5pm.
To be eligible, primary applicants should be NSW-based and an Ausdance NSW member, however collaborators may be interstate or internationally-based. You can become a member here: www.ausdancensw.com.au
DAIR recipients receive:

  • Residency space at host venue
  • Pre-residency planning support from Ausdance NSW via a 30 minute phone call, Skype or face to face meeting
    DAIR round #1 Recipients
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW during the residency
  • Administrative support from Ausdance NSW for the showing of work during residency (if required)
  • Promotion of artist/residency through Ausdance NSW e-news and social media
  • Feedback session post residency with Ausdance NSW

Selection Criteria:

  • Calibre of artist / collaborating artists
  • Clear articulation of conceptual rationale and process
  • Benefit to the artist in receiving the DAIR at this point in the development of a work OR to developing their practice.

Round 1 recipients of DAIR were Sue Healey, Callum Mooney, Taree Sansbury, Ivey Wawn, Rakini Devi & Liz Lea. Read about these artists in our >> previous article here.

Venues and Dates – Round Two

Australian College of Physical  Education – ACPE   (Sydney Olympic Park)
Mon 3rd July – Fri 7th July
Mon 10th July – Fri 14th July
ReadyMade Works   (247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo)
Mon 12th June – Fri 16th June
Mon 19th June – Fri 23rd June
Mon 7th Aug – Fri 12th Aug
Mon 13th Nov – Fri 17th Nov
Royal Academy of Dance – RAD   (20 Farrell Ave, Darlinghurst)
Mon 10th July – Fri 14th July
Mon 17th July – Fri 21st July
Catapult Dance – Newcastle   (88 Hunter St, Newcastle West)
Mon 2nd Oct – Fri 6th Oct
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre   (597 High Street, Penrith)
Tues 3rd Oct – Fri 6th Oct
Mon 9th Oct – Friday 13th Oct