Dancenorth’s $4000 A.R.T. Program

Artist Residency in the Tropics 2019

Dancenorth Now Accepting Applications

Dancenorth are now accepting applications for the 2019 Artist Residency in the Tropics (A.R.T.) Dance residency. Applications close midnight Monday 15th July.

Dancenorth’s A.R.T. program, generously supported through the Ian Potter Foundation, offers art practitioners the opportunity to live and work in the pristine environs of Tropical North Queensland – a landscape thoroughly conducive to creativity. A.R.T. residents are afforded time and space away from the familiarity of their usual surroundings, enabling not only space for reflection, research and development, but entirely new experiences from which to draw creative inspiration.

The A.R.T. dance residency will offer an independent dance practitioner the opportunity to utilise a Dancenorth studio space for a minimum of two weeks and up to three weeks to undertake a dance related project. A bursary of $4,000 will be provided and basic technical support throughout this period.

This residency will also provide an invaluable mentoring opportunity, connecting the practitioners with exposure to Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page, Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines and Executive Director Hillary Coyne, to enable and facilitate a sharing of knowledge and creative vision, whilst also creating a reciprocal exchange.

“We are deeply grateful to all of the organisations and individuals that have helped us grow over the last few years and are enormously humbled to find ourselves in a position to give back to this incredible industry through our A.R.T. Residency Program,” said Kyle Page, Dancenorth Artistic Director.

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant, fair and sustainable Australia.


  • $4000 bursary from which you can book your own flights and accommodation, and contribute towards any other expenses associated with your residency project.
  • Full-time access to Dancenorth’s upstairs studio (working around the existing open class program offered mostly in the evenings)
  • The opportunity to participate in Company class each morning
  • Basic tech support
  • The opportunity to be mentored by both the Artistic Director and Executive Director of Dancenorth, creating a reciprocal exchange.

Previous A.R.T. recipients have been Thomas ES. Kelly, Tara & Pippa Samaya, Mathew Day, Laura Boynes & Storm Hellmore.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: For further detail regarding the A.R.T. dance residency and application process please visit: