Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program is a two-year residency that provides commissions, rehearsal space, performances, professional development opportunities and peer dialogue, all of which are designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. 

NEW: Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Van Lier Fellowship. 

Each year, six Artists-in-Residence are selected through an open application process by a rotating panel of peer artists. The selected artists receive support from the Jerome Foundation and must fit the Foundation’s definition of an emerging artist.

Three additional Artists-in-Residence are invited by Movement Research to apply for opportunities through the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.

Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program receives generous support from the Jerome Foundation, the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Movement Research’s Van Lier Fellowship program provides year-long creative research support, rehearsal space, mentorship, access to classes and workshops, performance and professional development opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists.

Movement Research has received support from Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust for three fellowship cycles, 2016-2018. In 2016, two artists were selected through an invited application process.

The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship Program provides support for talented individuals between the ages of 22 and 30 who are dedicated to a career in the arts. Recipients should come from historically underrepresented populations in the arts disciplines, such as African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American artists, artists with disabilities, and LGBT artists. Gender also may be used as a lens to determine underrepresentation. 

Interested in Applying?

Deadline to APPLY for the 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program is February 15, 2017. To apply, visit the tab "Application Guidelines." 

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2017 Van Lier Fellows


2017 NYSCA Artists-in-Residence


2016 Van Lier Fellows


2016 Artists-in-Residence


2015 Artists-in-Residence



Program Support

Thanks to the following funders, public agencies, like-minded organizations, and individuals for their generous support.

A two-year residency program providing commissioning support, rehearsal space, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. For 2017, six artists will be selected to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program via this application process.

Please note: these guidelines are applicable for the Artist-in-Residence program only. For application guidelines for the Van Lier Fellowship, visit the tab "Van Lier Fellowship."

Six (6) artists will be selected to participate in the 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of three artists. MR AIRs selected through the panel review process will receive commissioning funds supported through The Jerome Foundation.

The next deadline is February 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
To apply, visit http://www.jotform.us/MovementResearch/AIR2017
Click here to download a PDF of the application guidelines. 

  • Dates of the program: July 2017 – June 2018 with additional opportunities from July 2018 – June 2019.
  • Applications Deadline: 11:59pm EST on February 15 2017
  • You may not save the application in progress. Once the application is submitted it cannot be edited.

  • Artists should apply as individuals.
    (Companies are not eligible to apply. Movement based artists who are working collaboratively in an ongoing collaborative or collective structure should contact apply@movementresearch.org for eligibility consideration as a collaborative team on a case-by-case basis.)
  • 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.

2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Application Guidelines

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.

Click here to download a PDF of the application guidelines.

  1. Contact Information 
  2. Artistic statement (400 words or less) expressing both personal artistic goals and goals for the residency period.
    1. Include any motivations, intentions, or inspirations that are a critical part of your artistic process as a whole or for the proposed residency. 
    2. Describe any concepts, materials, subjects, processes, structures, or questions central to your work.
  3. A one page Resume (must be formatted as a ONE PAGE 8.5” x 11” PDF document) 
  4. Relevance of Residency (150 words or less). What in the specific structure of and resources provided by Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program is most relevant to your current artistic process? How will you engage with these resources? (Please refer to list of resources below). 
  5. One work sample that best represents the artistic process in which you are currently engaged. 
    1. We ONLY accept online videos. Please provide a link to a URL – youtube, vimeo or other. Vimeo is preferred.
    2. Sample must show contiguous footage of a work that demonstrates your current research and investigations. It need NOT be the same work you would like to develop as an AIR. Documentation video with light editing of a multi-camera shoot of a single performance is acceptable, as long as the performance still unfolds in “real-time”.  If your work sample is of a durational or installation based work contact MR for approval of an acceptable alternative video format for this type of work sample. Edited excerpts, such as a “promo-videos”, “teasers” or “choreography reels”, will not be accepted.  All edited samplings of clips will be disqualified. 
  6. 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. If there is no relationship please tell us why you chose this specific work sample. Please provide a list of collaborators.
  7. Completed Demographic Information Form (accessible via the link at the end of the AIR application form).

As per requirements from our funders, the applicant must be a current New York City resident not currently enrolled full-time in a school or University program, and should identify as an emerging artist as defined by the Jerome Foundation.

Past AIRs must wait three years from the completion of their residency before reapplying. AIRs accepted in 2012 or earlier are eligible for the 2017/2018 application cycle.

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, with a focus on experimentation. 
  • 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 should apply as individuals, and only one individual artist will be granted each residency.

Resources provided by Movement Research during the 1st-year of the residency:

  • A commissioning fee of $3000
  • 100 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 artist’s own opportunities in consultation with staff, using MR infrastructure
  • Consultations with MR staff in individual and group settings
  • Opportunities to participate in producing content for the Movement Research blog and possibly for Critical Correspondence and the Performance Journal

During the 2nd-year Movement Research provides:

  • A small research stipend
  • Rehearsal space at free and/or reduced rates
  • Access to free or reduced rates for classes and workshops
  • Opportunities to participate in MRX programs
  • An additional chance to show work on the Movement Research at the Judson Church series (for which an additional $200 stipend will be provided)

During the 1st-year of the residency each AIR is required to:

  • Show work on the Movement Research at the Judson Church series (for which an additional $500 fee will be provided)
  • Moderate at least two Open Performance post-discussions
  • Participate in 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 2nd-year of the residency each AIR is required to:

  • Moderate at least one Open Performance post-discussion
  • Participate in 6-8 discussion meetings over the year on topics determined by the artists
  • Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities throughout the year

About the Program

To learn more about the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program and to view current artists-in-residence, visit the tab "About." 

To learn more about the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Van Lier Fellowship and to apply, visit the tab "Van Lier Fellowship." 

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Since 2001 over 50 individuals have participated in the AIR program.

Past Artists

YEAR

Ursula Eagly

Artist-in-Residence

Hadar Ahuvia

Artist-in-Residence

Camilo Godoy

Artist-in-Residence

Lily Gold

Artist-in-Residence

Molly Poerstel

Artist-in-Residence

Jen Rosenblit

Artist-in-Residence

Alex Escalante

Artist Advisory Council

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance

Past Artist-in-Residence

Laurie Berg

Artist Advisory Council

Mariangela Lopez

Artist Advisory Council

Alex Escalante

Artist Advisory Council

Levi Gonzalez

Critical Correspondence Contributor

Paul Benney

Past Artist-in-Residence

Chantal Yzermans

Past Artist-in-Residence

Luis Lara Malavacías

Past Artist-in-Residence

Jeremy Wade

Past Artist-in-Residence

Osmani Tellez

Past Artist-in-Residence

Yasuko Yokoshi

Past Artist-in-Residence

A Glit Together

Jasmine Hearn, Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson
Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church 25th Anniversary Performance

September 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm

A program providing year-long creative research support, rehearsal space, mentorship, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of dance and movement-based artists.

Two (2) Artists will be selected to participate in the 2017 Van Lier Fellowship program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of three artists. This fellowship program is supported through the New York Community Trust through the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Van Lier Fellowship program has passed. Applications Guidelines and form for 2018 will be available Fall 2017.

Application Guidelines below for the 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Van Lier fellowship are for reference only.


Click here to download a PDF of the application. Please note: only online submissions are accepted. 

* Dates of the program: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
* Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST on October 3, 2016.
* You may not save the application in progress: Once the applications are submitted they cannot be edited. 

  • Artists must apply as individuals. 
  • Group or collaborative applications are not accepted. 
  • 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.
  • The Van Lier Fellowship program supports the professional development of young artists who identify as African, Latino, Asian, Arab and/or Native American.
  • Artists must be between the ages of 22-30.
  • Artists must NOT be currently enrolled full-time in a school or University program. 

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 words or less) expressing both personal artistic goals and goals for the fellowship period.

  • Include any motivations, intentions, or inspirations that are a critical part of your artistic process as a whole or for the proposed fellowship.
  • Describe any concepts, materials, subjects, processes, structures, influences or questions central to your work.

3. 1 paragraph Artistic Biography (200 words or less)

4. Relevance of the Fellowship (200 words or less):

What in the specific structure of this Fellowship is most relevant to your creative professional development? How do you plan to utilize the resources, including the creative research stipend, and rehearsal space provided to Van Lier Fellows in relation to your current artistic practice?

5. Training and Mentorship (200 words or less):

How do you imagine that you will utilize the training stipend, both within and beyond Movement Research’s curriculum? Additionally, describe how a sustained relationship with a mentor from the Movement Research community might affect your creative professional development.

6. 1 work sample that best represents the artistic process in which you are currently engaged.

  • We ONLY accept online videos. Please provide a link to a URL (youtube, vimeo or other). Vimeo is preferred.
  • Sample should demonstrate aspects of your current research and investigations, but need NOT be the same work you would like to develop as a Fellow.
  • Include one cue point to a representative 3-5 minute section.
  • Sample should contain as much of the full work as possible in case the panel wants to watch more than the cued selection.
  • Sample must show contiguous footage of work.  Documentation video with light editing of a mutli-camera shoot of a single performance is acceptable, as long as the performance still unfolds in “real-time”.  If your work sample is of a durational or installation based work contact MR for approval of an acceptable alternative video format for this type of work sample. EDITED EXCERPTS, SUCH AS "PROMO-VIDEOS", "TEASERS", OR "CHOREOGRAPHY REELS" WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALL EDITED SAMPLINGS OF CLIPS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 

8. Brief description of work sample (100 words or less). Please explain the relationship between the work sample and the goals articulated in your artistic statement. If there is no specific relationship, please tell us why you chose this specific work sample.

9. Demographic Information

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

As a Van Lier Fellow, Movement Research will support:

  • Rigorous and wide-ranging artistic investigations that are movement-based, but that may incorporate other disciplines and collaborations, with a focus on experimentation.

  • 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 Fellowship.

  • Artists must apply as individuals, and only one individual artist will be granted each residency.

Resources provided by Movement Research during the first year of the residency:

  • A creative research stipend of $2,500 to support artistic development

  • 100 hours of free rehearsal space

  • Access to free Movement Research classes and workshops

  • Performance stipend for two work-in-progress showings

  • A training stipend for classes, workshops and festivals outside of MR

  • A mentor from the Movement Research community for creative and professional development support

  • Support for travel and participation at a conference or symposium of the artists’ choice

  • Tickets to performances in New York City at various venues

  • Opportunities to participate in other MR programs and to create artist’s own opportunities in consultation with staff, using MR infrastructure

  • Consultations with MR staff in individual and group settings

During the year-long residency each Fellow is required to:

  • Show work at Open Performance, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and an additional shared work-in-progress presentation

  • Meet with a mentor at least 9 times over the year-long Fellowship

  • Participate in regularly scheduled Artist-in-Residence discussion meetings

  • Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities throughout the year