The Theatre Centre RESIDENCY
Call for Submissions
Residency is a two-year program designed to support artists in developing new work. The program is tailored to the specific needs of each participating artist or collective, and the artistic impulse or idea they wish to explore.
Residency has its roots in R&D (Research & Development) program, established by The Theatre Centre in 1983.
Residency facilitates a highly collaborative artistic process that supports new work led by directors, designers, composers, choreographers, architects, visual artists, or even neurologists. We are looking for good ideas. It encourages artists to create a new work from scratch, or to re-imagine an old idea – an idea that will form the basis of a potentially important work of art.
Depending on the needs of the project, a minimum 2-year commitment is made in order to support long-term development and artistic growth. We emphasize the investigation of the artistic process and encourage artists to take creative risks, enabling them to create not only new works of art, but also new modes of creation for themselves.
Residency provides artists with access to a fully equipped theatre space with a technician, funding, and artistic & producing support.
Focused Residency work periods occur in June, August and December. Residency artists are required to work during these times and publicly share the results of – and questions arising from – their process. There is also an opportunity to access one another as resources to further the growth and development of each other’s work.
Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should include:
• Brief history of you or your company
• What is your idea?
• Why does your idea/process require the support of The Theatre Centre Residency?
• How does this idea sit within your overall body of work?
• Support material, ie. video, sound files, photos, etc.
• Support letters optional.
Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 5pm EST.
Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview in November. We have room for two new Residency projects in 2017/18.
The Theatre Centre is committed to equity practices. We encourage applications from queer, transgender and two-spirited people, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities.
Email submission only:
Residency is generously supported by BMO