Photo by Kerry Constantino

Artist in residence program

The period for accepting applications for artist residencies for Feb-May 2018 is now closed. Residences are 5-7 days long and include weekday studio hours before 5pm (and limited evening hours), one low-tech work-in-progress studio showing, with the requirement of teaching one community class in our Moving Target Sunday class series. Housing arrangements are ideal for one or two but available for up to three people (if your group is bigger, email before sending your application). The artist will receive 50% of class and performance income and a $100 travel stipend for those traveling from out of state. Meals not included.

Our facility is a 2,000 square foot open studio located on the ocean just 2 miles from downtown Portland, Maine, a thriving yet quaint city in New England. 

We are looking for dance/movement artists who are pushing the boundaries of performance practices. We appreciate interdisciplinary work, work that fosters new interactions with audience members, and work that expands ideas of what dance can be/do. We value somatics, improvisation, experimentation, social justice, and community. Special consideration will be made for artists of color, woman-identified or femme-identified artists, LGBTQ artists, and Maine residents, but people from all backgrounds and locations are encouraged to apply. Learn more about our mission here.

DEADLINE to apply was: Jan 1, 2018 - STAY TUNED FOR SUMMER!

Up to 4 projects will be selected for our spring 2018 program.

Lead Artist Name *
Lead Artist Name
This residency is ideal for solo projects or groups of 2-3. If your group is larger than 3, please contact us before applying.
500-700 words. Please include the history of your project and how you plan to use the residency at The Living Room. Also, please list the names of all the people in your project and their role.
We have modest technology which includes a sound system, clip lights, lamps, and folding chairs. Are you open to a showing given these capabilities of the space? If so, please describe the technical aspects of your work as they relate to this set up.
3-5 minutes. Please indicate cue if needed in "anything else" section at bottom of form.
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If you feel a bio would better represent you, please feel free to submit one in place of a resume. (If submitting bio, no more than 500 words please).
Check the months you are available
Please be specific!
We have a limited # of AIR slots available. If you are not chosen to be an AIR this year, would you still be interested in teaching a Moving Target Sunday class?