Collage by Marielys "lely" Burgos.

Movement Research offers residencies to artists at various stages in their career.

The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program was launched in 1991. In 2001 it became a two-year Artist-in-Residence program. It 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.

In 2020 Movement Research launched a new Parent Artist Residency program, designed to support the artistry of parents with children between the ages of 1 month to 13 years.

Residency Programs

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.

Application status: OPENS on Tuesday March 20, 2022 at 2pm

Movement Research’s Parent Artist Residency program aims to address the need for flexible and supportive -based parent artists in the field of dance and movement-based art forms. The high cost of childcare in NYC, combined with studio rental costs, are often a barrier preventing parent artists from having time in the studio to produce creative work. Movement Research aims to help address this challenge through the Parent Artist Residency Program.

Movement Research’s 2022 Parent Artist Residency Program is supported in part by The Sustainable Arts Foundation.

Application status: CLOSED.

The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program is funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation; the Davis/Dauray Family Fund; the Harkness Foundation for Dance; and by 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

APPLY NOW for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program!

Application Opens: Tuesday March 22, 2022

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

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Current Artists-in-Residence


Parent Artists Residents (PAR)


2019 Artists-in-Residence


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


Movement Research 2022 Artist-in-Residence Application Guidelines


What is the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program?
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.

Six (6) artists will be selected to participate in the 2022 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected through a peer artist review process. Artists selected through the panel review process will receive commissioning funds supported through The Jerome Foundation.

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, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, immigration status or age. MR 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.

Please note that at Movement Research, we collect and review submissions via Submittable. The first step of the submission process is to create a Submittable account, or sign into your existing account. When creating an account, you will be asked for your name, your email address, and a password of your choosing.

Individuals for whom access to an internet or wifi enabled device and/or a reliable Internet connection should contact Movement Research at (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for guidance.

For accessibility purposes, the application can be sent as an attachment by email. Acceptable file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf. To receive the full list of application questions, send an email to [email protected] Please note that the deadline for submitting the application as an attachment is the same as the deadline for submitting your application.

Application Opens: Tuesday March 22, 2022

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

Notification: Applicants will receive notification by the end of May 2022.

Residency Dates: July 2022 – June 2023 with additional opportunities from July 2023 – June 2024.

>>Application Form<<

>>Demographic Information Form<<


Artists must apply as individuals. 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 and have been a resident for at least one year prior to applying for the program.

Applicants must identify as an early career artist as defined byThe Jerome Foundation:
"Eligible applicants must be considered to be early career -- 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).

The Jerome Foundation’s criteria for eligible artists is as follows:

  • are in the early stages of their creative development
  • have a focused direction and are actively creating new work in their chosen artistic discipline(s)
  • have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large
  • are vocational (as opposed to avocational, academic, amateur or educational) artists
  • are not participating in any degree-granting programs (K-12, undergraduate, graduate) in any field"

For further information on the definition of an early career artist, visit >>The Jerome Foundation website<<

Applicants MUST NOT be enrolled full-time in a school or university program during the residency period.

Past Movement Research Artists-in-Residence must wait three years from the completion of their residency before reapplying. Artists-in-Residence accepted for the two-year residency in 2017 or earlier are eligible for the 2022 application cycle.


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

  • A residency fee of $4500
  • 100 hours of free rehearsal space
  • Access to free and 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 as part of 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 $300 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

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 the Office of the Governor 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.

Application and demographic information form must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.


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.

  • Contact Information
  • Artistic statement (400 words or less) 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.
  • Artistic CV or Resume (must be formatted as a PDF document)
    • include artistic projects, residencies, awards, performances, etc.
  • 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 the list of resources below).
  • 1 Work Sample (REQUIRED) that represents your artistic process.
    • Please provide a link to a URL of your online work sample – YouTube, Vimeo or other. Vimeo is preferred.
    • The sample may be footage from a performance, rehearsal, or in-process showing. When possible, choose a sample that unfolds in “real time”, as opposed to multiple clips edited together. Please do not submit “promo videos,” “teasers,” or “choreography reels”.
    • Work sample description (150 words or less). Please explain the relationship between the work sample and your artistic statement. If there is no direct relationship, please tell us why you chose this specific work sample. Please provide a list of collaborators.
  • 2nd Work Sample (OPTIONAL) that will offer the panelists additional context around your body of work or artistic process. This work sample is OPTIONAL and will only be viewed if your application is considered in the final round of the panel process.
    • Please provide a link to a URL of your online work sample – YouTube, Vimeo or other. Vimeo is preferred.
    • The sample may be footage from a performance, rehearsal, or in-process showing. When possible, choose a sample that unfolds in “real-time”, as opposed to multiple clips edited together. Please do not submit “promo videos,” “teasers,” or “choreography reels”.
    • Work sample description (150 words or less). Please explain the relationship between the work sample and your artistic statement. If there is no direct relationship, please tell us why you chose this specific work sample. Please provide a list of collaborators.
  • 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. 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.
    • We request that the Demographic Information Form be completed and submitted to consider your application complete.
    • This information will NOT be made available to the Selection Committee as a part of your application. The Selection Committee will be provided anonymous aggregated data of the full applicant pool.
    • Please select “Artist-in-Residence Applicant” when asked to specify your present engagement with Movement Research.
    • We realize that you may have filled out this form before, but we ask that you take a moment to complete it again at this time. It is important that we collect this information each time that you engage in a Movement Research program in order to evaluate this information in relation to specific programs.

>>Click here to access the online application form.

>>Click here to access the demographic information form.


Residency Programs News

The application for the 2022 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program is OPEN!! Application closes on April 20, 2022 at 11:59pm.

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

Past Artists

YEAR

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

Jeremy Wade

Osmani Tellez

Yasuko Yokoshi

2018 MR Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows

Ayano Elson
December 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm

2018 MR Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows

Ayano Elson
December 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm

2018 MR Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellows

J. Bouey
December 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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 loveconductors
Oct 31, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church 25th Anniversary Performance

Sep 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
2 additional events

Artist-in-Residence Program

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.

Seven (7) artists will be selected to participate in the 2020 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.

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.

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 (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 “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 direct relationship, please tell us why you chose this specific work sample. Please provide a list of collaborators.
  6. 2nd work 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 “promo videos,” “teasers,” or “choreography reels” will NOT be accepted. All edited samplings of clips will be disqualified.
    3. 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 “promo videos,” “teasers,” or “choreography reels” will NOT be accepted. All edited samplings of clips will be disqualified.
    4. 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.
    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. If there is no direct relationship, please tell us why you chose this specific work sample. Please provide a list of collaborators.
  7. Demographic Information

Artists must apply as individuals. 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 and have been a resident for a least one year prior to applying for the program.

Applicants must identify as an early career artist as defined by the Jerome Foundation. Please see below for further information on what constitutes an early career artist for the Jerome Foundation2.

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 2015 or earlier are eligible for the 2020 application cycle.

Applications must be submitted online. Artists for whom reliable Internet access is inaccessible should contact Movement Research at (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for guidance.

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 as part of 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

NEW Parent Artist Residency Program

Movement Research’s Parent Artist Residency program aims to address the need for flexible and supportive creative arts services for New York City-based parent artists in the field of dance and movement-based art forms. The high cost of childcare in NYC, combined with studio rental costs, are often a barrier preventing parent artists from having time in the studio to produce creative work. Movement Research aims to help address this challenge through the Parent Artist Residency Program.

Two (2) artists will be selected to participate in the 2020 Parent Artist Residency Program. Applications will be reviewed and selected through a panel process.

The 2020 residencies will take place between July 22 and August 31, 2020.

Selected artists will receive 50 hours of rehearsal space, a $500 residency stipend, a childcare stipend in the amount of $1000 and a ten class card for access to Movement Research classes.

Movement Research’s 2020 Parent Artist Residency Program is supported in part by The Sustainable Arts Foundation.