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.

2018 Artists-in-Residence:

Malcolm-x Betts

Melanie Greene

Jasmine Hearn

Kyli Kleven

Alex Romania

Sarah A.O. Rosner

Larissa Velez-Jackson

with support from the Jerome Foundation

&

Marissa Perel

with support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Welcome to 2018 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows J. Bouey and Ayano Elson! The Movement Research Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship is a year-long program for two panel-selected NYC movement-based artists of color between 22 and 30 years of age. The fellowship provides creative research support, rehearsal space, mentorship, performance and related opportunities. Past Fellows include Fana Fraser (2017), Jasmine Hearn (2016), Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson (2016), and NIC Kay (2017). The Movement Research Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship is supported by New York Community Trust through the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

Welcome to 2018 NYSCA Artist-in-Residence Paloma McGregor! 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. With support from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), Paloma will join current 2017 Jerome supported AIRs Lorene M. Bouboushian, mayfield brooks, Justin Cabrillos, Leslie Cuyjet, Julie Mayo, and Tatyana Tenenbaum and 2017 Mertz-Gilmore supported AIR Lisa Parra. Continuing in the second year of their residency are Laurel Atwell, Kim Brandt, Parijat Desai, Patricia Hoffbauer, Angie Pittman, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Alexandra Tatarsky, Kate Watson-Wallace, and Kota Yamazaki.

Congratulations to the 2018 Movement Research / Jerome at Camargo Choreographic Residency awardees Antonio Ramos and Ni’Ja Whitson! Through Movement Research Exchange (MRX), Movement Research works in partnership with local, national and international partnering organizations to offer exchange opportunities to Movement Research Artists-in-Residence and Faculty. MRX Camargo is supported by the Jerome Foundation and offers two panel-selected eligible artists a four-week supported residency at the Camargo Institute in Cassis, France. Eligible artists are those who have received support over the last five years from the Jerome Foundation through at least one NYC partnering organization including Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Harlem Stage, or Movement Research.

Each year, six or seven 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 Emerging Artist of Color 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, 2017, and 2018 two artists were selected each year 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.

The application for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program is now closed.

The application for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program will open in early 2019.

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2018 Jerome Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2018 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2018 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows


2018 NYSCA Artist-in-Residence


2017 Jerome Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2017 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2017 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows


2017 NYSCA Artists-in-Residence


2016 Jerome Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2016 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artists-in-Residence


2016 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows


2016 NYSCA 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 information on the Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship, visit the tab "Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship."

Seven (7) artists will be selected to participate in the 2018 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of three artists. Artists selected through the panel review process will receive commissioning funds supported through The Jerome Foundation.

Dates: July 2018 – June 2019 with additional opportunities from July 2019 – June 2020.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on May 10th, 2018.

Application Form
Demographic Information Form

Notification: Applicants will receive notification no later than June 12th, 2018. We understand that this is a tight timeline for a 2-year residency that begins July 1st, 2018. We apologize for this compressed application timeline; we needed to receive confirmation of program funding for 2018 prior to the application opening.


  • Artists must apply as individuals. Movement based artists who are working collaboratively in an ongoing collaborative or collective structure should contact [email protected] 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.
  • Applicants must identify as an early career/emerging artist as defined by the Jerome Foundation. Please see footnotes below for further information on what constitutes an early career/emerging artist for the Jerome Foundation.
  • Applicants must not be enrolled full-time in a school or University program.
  • Past Movement Research Artists-in-Residence must wait three years from the completion of their residency before reapplying. Artists-in-Residence accepted in 2013 or earlier are eligible for the 2018 application cycle.

2018 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Application Guidelines

Applications must be submitted online. 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.

Please view and download a PDF version of these guidelines here!

  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. 1 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. 1 work sample (REQUIRED) 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.
    3. Include one cue point to a representative 3-5 minute section of the sample. Please include as much of the full work as possible should the panel want to view further.
    4. 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.
  6. 2ndwork sample (OPTIONAL) that will offer the panelists additional context around your body of work or offers supplemental information about the artistic process in which you are currently engaged. This work sample is OPTIONAL and will only be viewed if your application is considered in the final round of the panel process.
    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.
    3. Include one cue point to a representative 3-5 minute section of the sample. Please include as much of the full work as possible should the panel want to view further.
    4. 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. Demographic Information1
    1. Please see footnotes below for more information on demographics

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.

Movement Research continuously seeks to engage a more diverse and inclusive participant body and strives to recognize individuality and create equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, class, gender, ability, ethnicity, sexuality or age. Movement Research is committed to maintaining a strong connection to an existing diverse community of experimental artists and audiences, while at the same time expanding its definition of experimentation to more broadly include working within and pushing the boundaries of all movement-based forms. Movement Research recognizes the incredible need to diversify the range of aesthetics, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds represented on NYC stages and strongly encourages applications from individuals aligned with this vision.

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


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

  • A commissioning fee of $4500
  • 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 – this can include Studies Project discussion series
  • 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 first year of the residency each AIR is required to:

  • Show work on the Movement Research at the Judson Church. Artists will receive a $500 performance fee.
  • 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 second 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)
  • Opportunities to moderate additional Open Performance post-discussions

During the second year of the residency each AIR is required to:

  • 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

1. Movement Research collects demographic information for internal use only. This information is used to evaluate the reach and access of our programs and in reporting to our funders. Internal demographic evaluation and reporting with funders will be done anonymously. We acknowledge the complexities inherent in this type of information collection and are committed to the ongoing examination of the language used around demographics.

2. Eligible applicants must be considered to be early career/emerging -- artists with some track record of creating and presenting full work (not beginning artists), and artists who are NOT at a point in their careers where they receive consistent development and production opportunities and significant recognition, awards, and acclaim (not mid-career or established artists).

As stated by The Jerome Foundation: The Foundation recognizes that the term “emerging” means different things to different people. Our use of early career/emerging is an attempt to be clearer about the kinds of artists we are supporting. We realize the lack of a rigid definition leaves room for interpretation, but we have embraced this flexibility out of our value around diversity and in recognition of the many variables that impact artists’ careers.

Further details can be found at the following link: https://www.jeromefdn.org/appl...


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, visit the tab "Van Lier Fellowship."

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

Past Artists

YEAR

Renee Archibald

Hejin Jang

Martin Lanz Landazuri

Cori Olinghouse

Karl Kronin

Charlotte Gibbons

Sakura Shimada

Arturo Vidich

Pavel Zustiak

Christal Brown

DD Dorvillier

Vanessa Justice

Rebecca Lazier

Mollie O'Brien

Paul Benney

Chantal Yzermans

Luis Lara Malavacías

Jeremy Wade

Osmani Tellez

Yasuko Yokoshi

Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at Center for Performance Research

Laurel Atwell, Kim Brandt, Angie Pittman, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Alexandra Tatarsky, Kate Watson-Wallace
March 27, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at the Center for Performance Research

Hadar Ahuvia, Ursula Eagly, Camilo Godoy, Molly Poerstel, Jen Rosenblit, André M. Zachery
March 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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 fellowship program providing year-long creative research support, rehearsal space, mentorship, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. This fellowship program was supported for a three year cycle, from 2016-2018, through the New York Community Trust through the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

In 2018, two (2) artists were selected to participate in the 2018 Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship program via this application process. Applications were 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.

* Dates of the program: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
* Application Deadline: Application CLOSED July 2017.
* You may not save the application in progress: Once the applications are submitted they cannot be edited.

Click here to apply.

Download PDF of application guidelines.

Questions? If you have questions or need help completing this form, please contact Anna Adams Stark by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212-598-0551.

Please note: applications must be submitted online.

  • Artists must apply as individuals.
  • Group or collaborative applications are not accepted.
  • This program is funded by organizations that specifically support artists who are 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 Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship program supports the professional development of young artists from historically underrepresented populations, specifically artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and 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.

Download PDF of application guidelines.

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 video 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 collects demographic information for internal use only. This information is used to evaluate the reach and access of our programs, and in reporting to our funders. Please note: This information will NOT be made available to the panel and will NOT be used during the selection process.

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