Create Space Residency

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2019 Create Space  Dance Residency Announced

Recipient Dean Walsh

We are delighted to announce dancer and choreographer Dean Walsh as the recipient of the 2019 Create Space Dance Residency. Dean will use the two-week opportunity to continue developing his solo work 'Threshold:NRC.' This initiative was developed between Ausdance NSW, the Sydney Opera House and FORM Dance Projects to provide supportive residency space for artists with disability.

Create Space Dance Residency is an initiative between Ausdance NSW, Sydney Opera House and FORM Dance Projects who together recognise the lack of development opportunities for artists with disability and wish to offer a supportive and safe space for these artists to continue to expand their work and practice.

About the Residency

This residency invites early, mid and established career independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre where the lead artist has a disability to submit an application.

The residency is for 2 weeks and the successful applicant will be offered a bursary of $5000 supported by Sydney Opera House. 


Applications open: February 18

Applications close: Now Closed

Residency Dates: 15-26 July


Create Space 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

Create Space recipients receive:

  • $5000 in support awarded by Sydney Opera House
  • Two weeks of residency space at the Jubilee Room at the Parramatta Town Hall.
  • 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 and FORM Dance Projects e-news and social media
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW or FORM Dance Projects during the residency


Please note: Applicants are invited to apply for up to two weeks of residency. 

For More Information: 

If you require any additional information or would like to talk about your application prior to making a submission, please contact Ausdance NSW on 02 9256 4800 or by email on