DAIR 2018

2018 Round 1 Application


Ausdance NSW Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2018 round 1 program.  


DAIR is a direct response to the ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces to dance artists for the development of dance making and practice. DAIR activities may involve creative development, research, mentorships, rehearsal and remounting of work. Applicants can apply for a residency of one or two weeks.


To be eligible, primary applicants should be NSW based and an Ausdance NSW member, however collaborators may be interstate or internationally based. You can become a member here www.ausdancensw.com.au


In 2018, DAIR is divided into two rounds.


  • Round 1 opens Monday November 6 2017
  • Round 1 closes Monday 20 November 2017
  • Round 1 outcomes will be announced on Wednesday Dec 13 2017
  • Round 2 will open in May 2018 for residencies in July-December


Applicants may apply for both rounds but may only be successful in one round per year.

DAIR recipients receive:

  • Residency space at host venue
  • Pre residency planning support from Ausdance NSW via a 30 minute phone call, Skype or face to face meeting
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW during the residency
  • Administrative support from Ausdance NSW for the showing of work during residency (if required)
  • Promotion of artist/residency through Ausdance NSW e-news and social media
  • Feedback session post residency with Ausdance NSW

Venues and Dates – Round One



Australian College of Physical Education – ACPE

10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW


5th  – 9th Feb


12th – 16th Feb


19 – 23 Feb



ReadyMade Works

247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo NSW



23rd– 28th March





Royal Academy of Dance – RAD

2 Farrell Ave, Darlinghurst NSW



5TH -9th  Feb


12th-16th Feb



Eastern Riverina Arts                                                       TBC




Catapult                                                                              TBC