Performance Space’s residency program is a key part of our commitment to support the development of artistic practices and in particular collaborations between artists and creative teams.
Our residency program is open to independent artists and small companies, especially those collaborating across disciplines, technologies and/or artforms to create new performative and installation-based works. The residency program supports both practice-based research and the creative development of new work.
For our residencies we provide rehearsal space and limited in-house resources in terms of personnel and technical equipment. We are unable to provide fees for artists unless we have specific financial assistance available (as in the case of the recent TransLab Residencies). Many artists secure their own funding for fees for the period of their residency.
Many artists use the residency as an opportunity to ‘show’ research outcomes. This can be to audience-test complex platforms and technological interfaces for public interaction or receive critical feedback from peers, external curators and producers on works in development. Many works developed through our residency program go on to be presented in our seasons.
Performance Space’s residency program is enriched by a number of organisational and funding partnerships. Residency partners include Critical Path, University of NSW, and Sydney University.
In 2011, we will host sixteen artist residencies across CarriageWorks and partner venues. As well as artists presenting work as part of our season, residents in 2011 include Georgie Read, Applespiel, David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton, Andrea James, Justin Shoulder, Martin Del Amo, Island Exile Collective, Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor, The Whale Chorus, Team Mess and Toby Knyvett. For more information click HERE.
We periodically announce a call seeking expressions of interest for our residencies. There is always a very high demand for our residencies and we are unable to support all proposals.