InterMISSION Artist Residency Program to continue through 2022-23 season

Applications now being accepted!

Are you a New Brunswick-based performing artist, ensemble, or company with a project you are looking to develop or explore?

The Fredericton Playhouse is accepting applications for the artist residency program, InterMISSION. Designed for artists, its objective is to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their discipline(s). The InterMISSION residencies offer access to our theatre space and facilities tailored to the participants’ needs and availability.

Some examples: creating new works, innovative music or sound recordings, video and lighting exploration, script development, movement exploration, staging or artistic specialization for plays, acting for the camera, vocal coaching, preparing for concerts, exploring or researching innovative ideas, small group collective composition lab for music and dance. Residencies are open to theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, dancers, visual artists, designers, etc.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Local fiddle player Krista Tousenard in residency, fall 2020.

Eligibility

Individual artists, artistic companies, collectives, or any combination thereof working collaboratively are eligible to apply. Artists must be professional artists as defined by ArtsNB and may be at any stage of their career.

The majority of individuals participating must be permanent New Brunswick residents. Priority will be given to applications that include artists residing in the Greater Fredericton region. All artistic disciplines are eligible, but priority will be given to those working in one or more of the performing arts (music, dance, theatre, circus, spoken word, etc.)

Residency Details

  1. Length of Residencies and Dates: Residencies will be offered for daily or weekly increments and the number of residencies offered will depend on space availability. Each day will include up to 6 hours of work in the facility. Scheduling is to be determined between the artist and the Playhouse. Generally, residency availability is during the following time frames: August 2022 (4 weeks) and early January 2023 (2 weeks) and subject to availability of the venue and funding.
  2. Activities: Activities may include research, creation, rehearsals, recordings, coaching, learning activities, performance video, documentation, demonstration, or any other activities that support the development of a project or artistic practice. The project participants will be required to adhere to all applicable health protocols. 
  3. Technical support: Each residency will have the opportunity to use all available in-house production equipment and personnel in their residency. This includes concert grand piano, drum kit, dance floor, soft goods (curtains, screens, scrim, etc.), lighting instruments and consoles, sound equipment and consoles, and video projector. All Playhouse equipment will be handled and operated by Playhouse technical services staff (who can also provide coaching or demonstration on their operation). All technical requirements will be determined in advance of the residency commencing.
  4. Videographer: If applicable, a videographer will be provided for one day of the residency to shoot footage. The footage will be provided to the artist who will then own it indefinitely.
  5. Digital Output: If applicable, the artist will provide the Playhouse with documentation (stories, photos, sample video, etc.) of the residency suitable for sharing with funders and the public. Any online streaming or publication of work will be the sole responsibility of the artist, and by mutual agreement, will be amplified or promoted by the Playhouse through its digital communications channels (social media, newsletters, website).
  6. Artist Responsibilities: Artists are responsible for: artist fees; specialized equipment/instruments not provided by the Playhouse; travel, accommodations if necessary

The Playhouse will provide:

  • access to facilities; theatre & rehearsal hall, tech
  • in-house expertise, institutional and promotional support
  • videographer to document the outcome

The Playhouse is willing to assist the artist in applying for grant funding for their Residency project.

How to apply:

Please send your application in one document by August 31, 2021 to lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Applications must include 10 components:

  1. Applicant name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, phone number(s))
  2. Artistic Discipline(s) (theatre, music, dance, literary arts, media arts, multi-disciplinary arts, architecture, circus, spoken word, etc.)
  3. List of Artists, collaborators, or partners involved
  4. Artist CV and/or bio for each artist or artistic company involved
  5. Links to applicant’s website(s) and those of collaborators and partners, and links to samples of previous work (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.)
  6. Project description and objective (2 pages maximum) – Explain why this residency would be important for you, what you hope to achieve.
  7. Name and CV or bio of proposed mentor, coach, expert or outside eye (if any)
  8. Number of days required to complete the residency
  9. Availability – Provide three (3) possible start dates for the residency
  10. Reference – One (1) professional reference (name, relationship and contact info) who can support your application

*Please note: there are a limited number of InterMISSION residencies available. They will be awarded based on artistic merit, impact and feasibility within a competitive process. Applicants will be notified of the results following the evaluation and selection process.

We are also interested in receiving other artistic residency ideas for future projects at the Fredericton Playhouse – please contact Lesandra Dodson at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

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