RESA – Residency for Exchange and Sustainability in the Arts

RESA – Residency for Exchange and Sustainability in the Arts

Open Call for Transnational Research Residencies Within The Field of Choreography

Dansehallerne has invited a European network of arts organisations, academic research platforms and artist-driven venues active in the field of choreography, to design a pilot programme dedicated to experienced, mid-career choreographers conducting research with own artistic practice as its base and object, aiming for deepened insights, knowledge and collegial exchange needed for artistic development and sustainability in the field.

The network has created a support scheme complimentary to existing residency formats and academic opportunities, in order to support the transnational research trajectories of artists. The network is committed to artists’ development by supporting each participant to shape the best transnational research trajectory, connect with artists and academic researchers, and make the most of opportunities existing in the different European contexts. The network has a solid expertise and benefits from the knowledge and other resources of its galaxies of contacts at local, regional, national as well as international levels. The network aims at establishing a quality and trustful dialogue with artists, on the long-term, and provide them with tailor-made services.

In this pilot programme, RESA offers artists a chance to unfold research processes through a trajectory that encompasses a flexible modelling of research phases and sharing of outcomes:

  • The transnational residency may take place over a minimum period of 8 weeks and a maximum of 1 year, starting from October 1st, 2018
  • Direct support could include residency time in 2 or more participating countries, trips to European artistic research events or local professional gatherings
  • The network has the ambition to cover costs related to research and sharing activities (for example fees, travel & accommodation costs, etc.)

According to the needs identified in dialogue between the artists and the network, the transnational residency may include access to housing, offices, studios, universities or resource centres, venues, seminars for professionals or industry events, documentation and publications. The network is committed to facilitate access to key local curators, artists and experts in various fields, all reflecting the diversity of Dansehallerne’s partners. No tangible outputs are expected (e.g. production of performances) but selected artists are expected to regularly share their processes and progresses with the arts and academic communities, for example by participating in open conversations, seminars or conferences.

For this first call, the network invites experienced, mid-career artists who want to deepen knowledge and push the understanding of choreography, work with choreography as artistic mode of intervention in society, and have a genuine interest in developing new formats for inclusive and interactive dialogues. RESA is therefore open for artists who want to contribute to sustainable strategies for the role and the relevance of choreographic practices, with a take on various elements for action, thought, reflection and writing.

Applications have to be sent by mail (.pdf format) to Yohann Floch, Programme Coordinator: yohann@dansehallerne.dk with deadline June 8, 2018. Please download the call for application and discover background information, conditions and selection process.