Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2015 Application

What is the Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) program?
A program providing year-long commissions, rehearsal space, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of selected movement-based artists, who are chosen by a rotating peer artist panel. Artists must apply as individuals.

Applicants must be residents of New York City. Resident means that your permanent mailing address is in New York City/one of the 5 Boroughs. Please note this change in program criteria. The A.I.R. program is currently funded by organizations that specifically support the development of New York City-based artists.

Dates: July 2015 – June 2016 with additional opportunities from July 2016 – June 2017. Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on February 28, 2015.

Application Form: Available after January 15, 2015


Application Guidelines (2014):

2014 Guidelines for reference only
2015 guidelines and application will be online by January 15

Be prepared to provide the following information when submitting your online application. You may not save applications in progress. Once applications are submitted they cannot be edited. Movement Research will accept only one application per artist.

1. Contact Information
2. Artistic statement (300 - 400 words) expressing both personal artistic goals and goals for the residency period.
• Include any motivations, intentions, or inspirations that are a critical part of your artistic process as a whole or for the proposed residency.
• Describe any concepts, materials, subjects, processes, structures, or questions central to your work.
3. 1 page Resume (must be formatted as a ONE PAGE 8.5” x 11” PDF document)
4. 1 work sample that best represents the artistic process in which you are currently engaged.
We can ONLY accept online videos. Please provide a link to a URL, either youtube, vimeo or other.
• Sample must show contiguous footage of a work that demonstrates your current research and investigations. Need NOT be the same work you would like to develop as an AIR.
• Include one cue point to a representative 3-5 minute section.
• Sample should contain at least 15 minutes of the full work should the panel want to watch more than the allotted segment.
5. Brief description of work sample (150 words or less). Please explain the relationship between the work sample and the goals articulated in your artistic statement.

Criteria and Context:
Movement Research supports the creative process and emerging ideas of artists, not final product. Finished, fully produced work is not expected, nor is MR able to support final productions.

Through the Artist-in-Residence Program, Movement Research supports:

• Rigorous and wide-ranging artistic investigations that are movement-based, but that may incorporate other disciplines and collaborations.
• Artists at all stages of their career, from those who are just starting to make work to those who have been making work for years.
• Artists who reflect a range of directions and approaches to making work such that there is an interesting confluence of artistic ideas being explored over the course of the coming years.
• Artists must apply as individuals, and only one individual artist will be granted each residency.

PLEASE NOTE: Past AIRs must wait three years from the completion of their residency before reapplying. AIRs from 2010 and earlier are eligible for the 2013/2014 application cycle.

Resources provided by Movement Research during the first year of the residency:
• A commissioning fee of $3000
• 50 hours of free rehearsal space
• Access to free or reduced rates for classes and workshops
• Consideration for participation in MRX/Movement Research Exchange programs
• Opportunities to participate in other MR programs and to create own opportunities in consultation with staff, using MR infrastructure – this can include Studies Project discussion series
• Consultations with MR staff in individual and in group settings
• Opportunities to write for the Movement Research blog and possible opportunities to write for Critical Correspondence and the Performance Journal
During that year-long residency each AIR is required to:
• Show work on the Movement Research at the Judson Church series
• Moderate at least one Open Performance post-discussion
• Attend a minimum of 6 artist-in-residence discussion meetings every 4-6 weeks on topics determined by the artists
• Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities throughout the year

During the second year Movement Research provides:
• A small research stipend
• Rehearsal space at reduced rates
• Access to free or reduced rates for classes and workshops
• Opportunities to participate in MRX programs
• An additional opportunity to show work on the Movement Research at the Judson Church series
• Continuation of peer discussion meetings throughout the year on topics determined by the artists
• Additionally, artists are required to submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities throughout the year

Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The Jerome Foundation, The Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts, with tht esupport of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on February 28, 2015

Click here for a PDF version of the 2014 Artist-In-Residence Application Guidelines

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