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OPEN CALL: Boston Dancemakers Residency

The Boston Dancemakers Residency supports Boston-area dance artists who are striving to develop, adapt, or reinvent their creative process. Produced through a partnership between Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Boston Dance Alliance (BDA), the residency serves as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and needed dedicated time and space to be fully realized.

Designed to promote artistic growth and the development of original ensemble work, dancemakers will be offered support for research, development, rehearsal, financial and production phases of their project. Resources include a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio time, discounted rehearsal space, dancemaker and collaborator stipends, and rehearsal pay for up to six dancers.

The residency must be used to develop new work and the majority of rehearsal time should be dedicated to the proposed project. BCA and BDA encourage dancemakers to take risks, invest time and focus in working with their dancers, build the skills to develop and advance original ensemble work, and dive deeply into their creative process.

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2023.


Boston Dancemakers Residency Application

Find out more and watch Andrea Blesso, Director of Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts at Boston Center for the Arts and Debra Cash, Executive Director of Boston Dance Alliance give an overview and answer questions about the 2023-24 Boston Dancemakers Residency.