DAIR 2018 - Round 2


DAIR 2018 continues to support the independent dance sector through space in kind, generously donated by our venue partners. This round we will be partnering with ACPE, Bankstown Arts Centre, ReadyMade Works and The Royal Academy of Dance . DAIR round 2 is now closed and we are pleased to announce the recipients.

Ausdance would like to congratulate Eliza Cooper commencing her DAIR on Monday 9 July at ACPE; Rhiannon Newtown who will be at both ACPE and The Royal Academy of Dance from Monday 16 July and Monday 23 July. Callum Mooney at The Royal Academy of Dance from Monday 30 July and Philip Channells from Monday 6 August at Bankstown Arts Centre. The following recipents will all undretake their DAIR at ACPE; Melissa Yeo from Monday 19 November, Ryuichi Fujimura starting Monday 26 November and Jamie Winbank from Monday 10 December.

Stay tuned to our social media as each week our DAIRS begin we will be profiling the artists and their work. We will also be featuring both round 1 and round 2 artists on instagram in 'DAIR Round Ups,' giving you an insight into the arists processes and highlighting imagery that best represents their week and piece.


Ausdance NSW's 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 2 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. Click here to become a member.


DAIR recipients receive:

  • 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

Please note:

  • Applicants can apply for both rounds but may only be successful in one round per year. 
  • Applicants may apply for up to two weeks residency. 


Round 2 2018 Dates & Locations:





Monday 9 – Friday 13 July

ACPE (Australian College of Physical Education)


Monday 16 – Friday 20 July



Monday 23 – Friday 27 July

RAD (Royal Academy of Dance)


Monday 30 July – Monday 3 August



Monday 6 August – Friday 10August 

Bankstown Arts Centre**


Monday 24 –  Friday 28 September

ReadyMade Works


Monday 19 – Friday 23 November



Monday 3 – Friday 7 December



Monday 10 – Friday 14 December


**Please note that the residency at Bankstown Arts Centre will include a sharing at the end of the week for Bankstown Arts Centre staff. 

Click here to apply for Round 2 DAIR Residency.