DAIR 2016

DAIR 2016

Ausdance NSW Dance Space Residency Program (DAIR - Dance Artists In Residence) invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborations and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2016 DAIR program. This program is a direct response to ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces for development for dance practice.  Activities may involve creative development, research, mentorships and rehearsal of work. Applicants are able to apply for a residency of a minimum 1-week, up to 3-weeks.

To be eligible, primary applicants should be NSW based and an Ausdance NSW member, however collaborators may be interstate or internationally based.

Become a member now at http://www.ausdancensw.com.au
Please note that the Art in Motion and Catapult residencies are in regional areas.

Catapult residency is Newcastle based, approximately 1.5 hours drive from Sydney and comes with accommodation.

Art In Motion residency is 3.5 hours drive north from Sydney. This residency is limited to up to 2 artists and has share accommodation and included as part of the residency.

In 2016, the residencies are divided into two rounds, round 1 closing 6 March and round 2, closing 22 May.
Applicants may apply twice per year (once per round), but may only be successful once per calendar year.

DAIR Residency Recipients will receive:

  • Residency space
  • Prior to residency, a 15-min phone call with a team member of Ausdance NSW to assist with residency planning, implementation of artistic processes and format of studio showing
  • A studio visit from a team member of Ausdance NSW during the residency
  • Administrative support for studio showing from Ausdance NSW
  • Feedback session post residency with a team member of Ausdance NSW


Round One:                      Submissions due by                        Sunday 6 March 2016

Round One:                      Recipients notified by                      Friday 18 March 2016

Round Two:                      Submissions due by                        Sunday   22 May 2016

Round Two:                     Recipients notified by                       Friday     10 June 2016


For More Information: 

For information on available studios, dates and to apply, please contact the Ausdance NSW team admin@dance.net.au