Call for Artist Applications 2019

S P A C E Alliance Studio Residency

Residency Dates:

August 25 – November 2, 2019

We movers and shakers know that the art of making dances requires SPACE, and while there seems to be plenty of it out there, it doesn’t always feel accessible. Be a part of DISCO RIOT’s first edition of  S P A C E  Alliance, a studio residency program promoting the cooperation of local spaces and movement-artists. This unique program not only connects dance makers to rehearsal space, but also offers an organized and mindful experience for creative inquiry, artistic development, networking, creative and cultural exchange, and a platform to share work. In alignment with Disco Riot’s mission, we seek to promote interdisciplinary movement-based art with themes of social change and storytelling. We will be working with community partners such as Art Produce to help facilitate the needs of non-movement based collaborators. With the intention of cultivating a culture of reciprocity, we are looking for up to four makers to participate in this 10-week residency from August 25 – November 3, 2019.


The project offers:

  • Up to 4 hours a week of rehearsal space in a local dance studio that will serve as home base for the artist.
  • Opportunities for works-in-progress showings with feedback sessions from other artists.
  • A culminating presentation of the work developed during the residency in a shared production with other S P A C E Alliance artists-in-residence between November 1-3, 2019.
  • Support for collaborative projects.
  • Photo and video documentation of the process and culminating presentation.

In the spirit of exchange, the selected artists will:

  • Teach two master classes or workshops in their preferred discipline at their home studio for members of the studio community.
  • Offer one work-in progress showing for their home studio community with the intention of sharing about artistic process.
  • Participate in artist feedback sessions with other  S P A C E  Alliance artists-in-residence.
  • Document the experience via a video journal.
  • Develop between 20-30 minutes of “work” to be shown at the culminating presentation. (This work does not necessarily have to be a “completed” product, but it might be. The work can be shared in any format approved by the DISCO RIOT  S P A C E  Alliance directors and can include but is not limited to: live performance, video, movement + discussion, an audience participation experience, durational practice, site-specific work). Clear descriptions of your collaborations and intended format for presentation should be presented in the application.


Applicant must be over the age of 18. Artists currently enrolled as full-time students in a dance program or with considerable rehearsal space will not be considered. Artist must be able to work around the schedule of the studios which might require daytime rehearsals. With movement at the heart of each residency project, the focus of  S P A C E  is to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative art-making. As such, applications with an interdisciplinary, cross-media focus will be given priority consideration.



Application is due by 11:59 PST on June 8, 2019. Artists will be notified of results by June 15, 2019.


If you are a local space interested in becoming part of  DISCO RIOT’s  S P A C E  Alliance, please contact us.