APPLICATION FORM (2023-2024)
Apply by July 7, 2023
Artist Researchers can apply for our Fall, Winter, or Spring Research Residencies.
Fall 2023: October 21, October 28, November 4
Winter 2024: January 20, January 27, February 3
Spring 2024: March 9, March 16, March 23
Both in person and digital residencies are paid opportunities. We offer a fee of $125 per hour for workshop facilitation.
ARTISTIC RESEARCH RESIDENCIES
National call to Contemporary dance artists working in any genre or form
Dance Arts Institute’s Research Residencies facilitate artistic research within the field of Contemporary dance. They are intended to provide space and time for focused investigation, experimentation, analysis and knowledge sharing. Artist Researchers will have the opportunity to actualize, practice, disseminate and advance their knowledge and experience with participants from the broader Toronto and national dance communities*.
What do we mean by “research”? A research approach is to gain a specific new insight or piece of knowledge in the field. Research is informed by inquiry and is backed by purposeful experimentation with methodology; it is a systemic investigation into materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
The purpose of the public workshop is to bring forward and share well developed and solid information and methodologies, gained from established research or at the tail end of your research phase, to advance the Artist Researcher’s practice and (ideally) the field itself.
Examples of research streams include, but are not limited to: wellness, creation, performance, other art forms, dance advocacy, and much more.
*Please note, this program is not connected to our Professional Training Program, though some of our students may choose to participate.
IN PERSON RESIDENCIES
Selected Artist Researchers will have the opportunity to facilitate up to 9 hours in-studio weekend courses/workshops for the greater community. Dance Arts will offer fully accessible space at our home studios located at Daniels Spectrum, in addition to communications, administrative and promotional support. If you require equipment for your research, please specify details in your application, and we will do our best to accommodate these needs.
Note: if you do not live near Toronto and want to apply for an in person residency, please see the information on Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grants here.
We are accepting applications from Artist Researchers who live out of the area and are interested in participating in a digital residency. For digital residencies, we offer the opportunity to facilitate up to two, 3-hour digital courses/workshops to a national audience, platform set up, technical support, communications, administrative and promotional support.
- Applicants seek development opportunities to refine, specify and disseminate their own research and work.
- Applicants ideally have interested communities that currently engage with their work and will actively expand engagement with dance artists, practitioners and educators in this residency.
HOW TO APPLY
- Complete the application form or submit a video application answering the questions detailed in the form to email@example.com
- Applicants are required to submit a CV that demonstrates deep experience in their area of research.
Applications are due by Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.
All applications will be notified of the results by July 14, 2023.
If you require assistance with your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Maya Santos O’Keefe in Dr. Blessyl Buan’s 2023 Artist Research Residency | Photo by Ryan Buan
2. Valerie Calam, PTP students. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh