Dancehouse

HOUSEMATE PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY 2018

EOIs are now closed.

 

SPACE –TIME –SUPPORT

Housemate is Dancehouse's artist-in-residence commissioning program. It supports rigorous discourse, research and wide-ranging experimentation in all movement-based forms so as to nurture new choreographic expression for new forms and contexts. The Housemate Residency is about accompanying dance artists through the entire creative process, from vision to realisation. The program offers time to explore, space to examine possibility and the financial support to bring the Resident's project to fruition. It is also Dancehouse's commitment to the future of dance in Australia and to those who re-shape and re-invent choreographic thought for bodies in movement.

The Housemate Performance Program focuses primarily on creative development leading to the presentation of a new work and formal performance season produced and presented by Dancehouse. The residency gives an independent choreographer up to 300 hours of in-kind studio space, a salary package, producing support, free access to Dancehouse's training and development programs and other outreach opportunities, capacity-building skills and office facilities. A public program accompanies the performance season, as a way of connecting audiences even more with the Housemate's thinking and practice.

WHO CAN APPLY

The Housemate Performance Program Residency is open to professional choreographers living and working in Australia who wish to CREATE and PRESENT a NEW work in partnership with Dancehouse in 2018 (ideally June, July, August).
Interstate artists are also welcome to apply, however Dancehouse will only fund part of the travel, accommodation or living allowance costs.

To be eligible you must be a Dancehouse Member (or become one) and you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (for tax purposes).

Housemates previous to 2014 are welcome to reapply.


WHAT WE SUPPORT

Choreography today invites a rethinking and reframing of relations between space, time, language, presence, aesthetics and ethics. The Housemate Program is about articulating rigour - relevance – meaning – context. Dancehouse is interested in projects that are outstanding both in their vision and in their capacity to investigate new choreographic territories and to connect to our society; projects that are audacious yet not unreasonable, timely yet not orderly, meaningful yet not momentary.

WHAT WE OFFER

The Housemate residency includes:

  •  Up to 300 hours of fully subsidised studio space for experimentation and rehearsal (from April onwards)
  • A commissioning fee covering artists' fees
  • A season fee
  • Production budget and technical support
  • Work-in-progress showings, feedback sessions and outside eye/dramaturge input
  • A 5-night performance season fully produced and presented by Dancehouse
  • Constant mentoring and support from Dancehouse team, resources and networks

 

HOW TO APPLY

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM and submit to program@dancehouse.com.au

DOWNLOAD THE BUDGET TEMPLATE

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE for more information.

You are encouraged to attend the INFO SESSION on TUESDAY, June 20 at 6pm, or to discuss your application with Ashley Dyer, Program Producer, before submission.

Housemate announced: 11 August 2017

 

Enquiries

Ashley Dyer, Program Producer - program@dancehouse.com.au

Image: Sarah Aiken, 2015 Housemate, Gregory Lorenzutti