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DAIR 2016

Congratulations to our DAIR 2016 Recipients




DAIR recipients received:

  • Residency space at host venue
  • Pre-residency planning support from Ausdance NSW 
  • 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
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW during the residency

Our DAIR 2018-2018 Triennial Report is now available online, to read about each artist in detail and their achievement you can read our report here


ACPE – Australian College of Physical Education

ACPE is Australia’s leading provider of specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the related disciplines of sport, dance, and physical education. As an independent tertiary institution located in the centre of Sydney’s internationally renowned Olympic Park, ACPE attracts individuals from around Australia and the world who which to launch or further their careers in the sports sector and its related professions. ACPE offers both a Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Dance Practice.

Art In Motion - Imagine Residency

Art In Motion is located in rural NSW Australia, in the Great Lakes District, 3.5 hours drive North of Sydney where the recipient will stay in the "Imagine" retreat to have time to themselves to research and discover their artist practice. Facing the spectacular views of the lake this is a space to feel free enough to focus on whatever project you aspire to as an artist. There is an outdoor stage that is available all hours (early morning and late afternoon are good for weather considerations) and a shed studio which is suitable for early mornings and afternoons in the summer.
This residency places focus on the process rather than the outcome, and invites mid or established career stage artists to apply and is suited to those wanted to create a multi-artform / experimental / research project.

Bankstown Arts Centre

Opened in February 2011, Bankstown Arts Centre is a cultural facility, where artists and community groups collaborate to explore ideas and learn, create and experience contemporary community-based arts. Alongside presenting unique exhibitions and events to the public, the Arts Centre provides accommodation for professional and amateur arts organisations, as well as a range of flexible spaces to develop a range of arts practice. A major focus for the Arts Centre is to provide support and reduce barriers to arts engagement for artists, communities and audiences experiencing social exclusion such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and low-income communities. Resident organisations at Bankstown Arts Centre include Urban Theatre Projects, Bankstown Youth Development Service, Bankstown Art Society, Bankstown and District Lapidary Club Inc. and Bankstown Theatrical Society.


Catapult dance choreographic hub, Newcastle is a contemporary dance and multi-arts organisation that cultivates, and champions mid-career and emerging professional dance choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, with strong programs with and for young people and the community. The organisation is a critical component of art-form development in NSW with strong cultural value in the Hunter region.


ReadyMade Works

ReadyMade Works Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that provides programming and studio space support for the independent dance community in Sydney and is a multi-purpose rehearsal studio suitable for the performing arts with a focus on the independent dance and its development. The ReadyMade Studio in Ultimo has been made possible through the generous support of City of Sydney & Create NSW.

RAD – Royal Academy of Dance Australia

With over 14,000 members’ spread across 84 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. The Academy’s patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends. There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year, the examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.