In 2018 Dancenorth is continuing its commitment to increasing support within the sector, through its Artist Residency in the Tropics (A.R.T.) Program. Dancenorth’s A.R.T. program offers independent dance practitioners the opportunity to live and work in the pristine environs of Tropical North Queensland – a landscape thoroughly conducive to creativity. A.R.T. residents are afforded time and space away from the familiarity of their usual surroundings, enabling not only space for reflection, research and development, but entirely new experiences from which to draw creative inspiration.
Whilst in residence artists are encouraged to attend Company class each morning and have full access to Dancenorth’s Studio 2 for the remainder of each day. Dancenorth provides basic support and equipment whilst encouraging autonomy and spontaneity.
This initiative has no presentation outcome requirements, but artists are encouraged to present their explorations at an informal showing for the Company and invited guests, in order to access feedback and prompt critical discussion.
The successful applicant/s will be required to host a professional workshop for the Dancenorth company dancers.