ABOUT CPR'S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Established in 2012, this year-long residency seeks to support a wide range of artists, from emerging to established, working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms. CPR values experimental approaches to content, form, and aesthetic, and encourages risk-taking and the unexpected.
The AiR program provides ten artists each year rehearsal space, presentation and performance opportunities, curatorial and project support, professional development, and peer dialogue, all of which are designed to support the individualized creative process and an open environment for research, experimentation, embodiment, exchange, and creation.
Since 2019, applications are solicited through an Open Call, and artists are selected by an independent panel of artists, curators, and community stakeholders. With this approach, CPR aspires to create a more accessible and equitable selection process, and to increase visibility, opportunities, and resources for a more diverse range of artists in the field.
CPR is committed to supporting artists from every background, at various stages of their artistic careers, and across generations, and maintains an expansive approach to performance. We strongly encourage BIPOC artists, LGBTQ+ artists, immigrant artists, and artists with disabilities to apply.
Up to 10 AiRs will be selected for a year-long residency from January to December 2023, which provides each AiR with up to 150 subsidized rehearsal hours in CPR’s Large Studio or Small Studio with advance booking, curatorial support and feedback from CPR staff and fellow artists, access to technical equipment and production support, and a $1,000 stipend.
AiRs will additionally have opportunities to share their current practice with the larger CPR community through programs such as Sunday Salon, Open Studios, and Performance Philosophy Reading Group, and other opportunities for presentation, community engagement, and creative exchange, in dialogue with CPR’s program staff. These public program opportunities come with additional artist fees and resources.