The Vancouver Tap Dance Society’s Artist in Residence program is designed to support emerging and established tap dance artists (and artists of related forms) in the Greater Vancouver Area through the awarding of space grants for the creation of new projects or the further development of existing ones. Projects may range from research and development of individual practices, to the deployment of new choreography or performance pieces.
Artists will contribute to the vibrancy of VanTap and VanTap’s presence as a cultural center in East Vancouver as they interact with students and faculty of the VanTap Academy, members of the greater tap dance community, and the local East Vancouver community at large.
Artists are required to offer one public educational event and one public presentation of their work during their residency. The nature of the public presentation may range depending on the proposed project, but must be open to the public.
What Do Artists Get?
Artists will receive 80 total hours of studio space over each two month residency. Studio space will be allocated 10hrs/week. Additionally artists will receive access to work space and additional resources designed to further support their specific project. Artists will also receive access to mentorship from VanTap Artistic Director Andrew Nemr.
Sessions will run for two months in the fall (Oct-Nov) and two months in the spring (April-May).
A call for applications will be announced roughly six weeks prior to the start of each session. Applicants will be required to fill out a complete online form and include the following information:
- Professional CV
- One Letter of Recommendation
- Two Work Samples
- Full Project Proposal including work narrative, proposed public presentation, and workshop outline.
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