Ausdance NSW's Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) is for developing new work. Ausdance NSW invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the New DAIR funded program for 2020.
Please note to be eligible for a DAIR you must be based in NSW and an Ausdance member. Read more information for Applicants here.
Applications Open: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Applications Close: Sunday 24 November 2019 (midnight)
All DAIR Funded Round recipients receiving the following:
- Stipend of up to $1000 per week or to cover:
- Travel, accommodation and food expenses if required
- Per diems for dancers if required
- Production equipment hires such as cameras/projectors/sound equipment
- A mentor (an experienced Australian Choreographer/Artist) to offer support, guidance and feedback. They will visit the residency at least once during the DAIR and communicate with the recipient before and throughout the DAIR.
- A studio visit from Ausdance NSW (1 per residency) for feedback and to prepare a feature article for the ENews.
- Feature article in the Ausdance ENews on completion of the DAIR
- A feedback session with Ausdance NSW after the DAIR.
- Social media marketing of artists and venue partners.
- Performance at an end of funded round sharing event for all funded DAIRs to share their work.
- Inclusion in an end of round report to be printed and given to stakeholders.
A Special Thanks to all our venues that are supporting DAIR 2020 Funded:
- Alstonville Studio (Byron Hinterlands)
- Art In Motion - Imagine Residency (Coomba Park)
- Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
- Campbelltown Arts Centre (CAC)
- ReadyMade Works
- Royal Academy of Dance
- The McDonald College
- NAISDA Dance College (First Nations Artist)
Alstonville Studio (Byron Hinterlands)
Alstonville Dance Studio is an integrated inclusive space in the Northern Rivers of NSW in the hinterland of the Ballina Shire (40-minute drive from Byron Bay) run by Suzanne Whiteman and has hosted dance examinations, master classes and workshops. Suzanne is offering the "Studio" space for this DAIR project which features a wooden floor, barres and mirrors, sound system, with an equipped kitchen and outdoor seating area. The Northern Rivers is one of NSW creative hubs and Suzanne collaborates with local artists and community groups. She is open to helping you with your residency and assisting you with your plans. Practicing integrated artists are encouraged to apply for this residency.
Please note that this is a regional residency and recipients are required to budget their grant accordingly to include transport, accommodation, food, supplies and wifi. Please discuss your access needs with Ausdance staff prior to application.
Art In Motion - Imagine Residency (Coomba Park)
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.
Please note that this is a regional residency and recipients are required to budget their grant accordingly to include transport, food, and WIFI. Basic accommodation is provided as part of this residency. Please discuss your access needs with Ausdance staff prior to application.
The 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. ACPE is located in the centre of Sydney's internationally renowned Olympic Park. The studio has a harlequin floor and mirrors with an advanced lighting system. The DAIR recipient will have access to the large dance studio with Harlequin floors.
This residency invites early, mid or established career stages. ACPE has a strong link with endorsing and developing dance educators, as well as producing future dance industry leaders. Applications from dance practitioners and educators are welcome. Due to the college's dance degrees, there is an opportunity to invite the college students for open studios, the sharing of your dance practice, and workshops. Please consider how you can include this your application.
Campbelltown Arts Centre
The C-A-C performance studio is a large space that is fully accessible. This space is a purpose built, flexible performance space with wooden floors and retractable 184 seat seating bank with the capacity to hold 350 people standing. The studio is equipped with a high-tech audio system, sprung wood floor, and the DAIR resident will have access to green room facilities, dressing room, and bathroom facilities (shower & toilet).
This residency invites early, mid or established career stage artists to apply. Practicing integrated artists are encouraged to apply for this residency. Please discuss your access needs with Ausdance staff prior to application.
ReadyMade Works is an artist-led organisation supporting the independent dance community in Sydney. It is committed to holding space for dance artists to do the work they deem is urgent. As a not-for-profit organisation, ReadyMade Works provides programming and affordable studio space for the independent dance community in Sydney and regional NSW. ReadyMade works provides training and professional development opportunities along with important residency and performance platforms with programs such as Shared Practice, Independent Dance Class, Happy Hour, Moving Ideas and Constant Relay. ReadyMade Works is directed by Co-Caretakers and independent artists Adelina Larsson and Rhiannon Newton and is supported by City of Sydney and Create NSW. The ReadyMade Works Caretakers will act as Mentors for the DAIR residency at ReadyMade.
The studio is equipped with sound system, heaters, desk and tables, black drapes, fans, large windows for natural light, 4 x rolls dance Tarkett. As well as 2 x couches and 1 x sofa chair and a little library. There is kitchen facilities available (microwave, kettle, small fridge & tableware), as well as a shower and WIFI included.
Please Note: ReadyMade is not an accessible venue.
The Royal Academy of Dance
The Royal Academy of Dance Studio in Darlinghurst is a large and versatile space featuring Harlequin Cascade Plus cushion backed vinyl flooring, full-length mirrors, ballet barres, sound system, air-conditioning, change rooms and an adjoining warm-up studio with kitchen facilities.
Please Note: The Royal Academy of Dance is not an accessible venue.
The McDonald College
Established in 1984 and now with over 30 years of excellence in performance, the McDonald College is committed to the academic and performing arts development in Australia's youth. The DAIR recipient will have access to one of the medium-sized dance studios and it will have new ballet barres, sound equipment for audio, full-length mirrors and a rehearsal piano.
This residency invites early, mid or established career stages. The McDonald College has a strong background in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, recently partnering with Sydney Dance Company on the Senior Contemporary Dance Program Year 10-12. Due to the college's dance program there is an opportunity to invite the college students for open studios, the sharing of your dance practice, and workshops. Please consider how you can include this your application.
NAISDA Dance College (First Nations Artist)
NAISDA Dance College is Australia’s premier Indigenous training college with a proud tradition of producing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers since 1976. The NAISDA dance studio has sprung floors, acoustic isolation, ballet barres and mirrors, a high-level truss for physical theatre training and high-quality sound systems. This residency is open to first nations artists only. The residency includes access to studio space as well as a common room, tea / coffee facilities, changerooms and free wifi.
This residency invites First Nations artists, from emerging, mid or established career stages. Independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre are invited to submit an application.
Please note that this is a regional residency, based in Gosford's Mount Penang Gardens on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Recipients are required to budget their grant accordingly to include transport, accommodation, food and supplies. Please discuss your access needs with Ausdance staff prior to application.