Dance Source Houston’s Artist-in-Residence program is open to Houston dance artists of all experience levels. Artists for the 2017-18 season will be selected based upon their desire to push themselves and their art to new levels by taking risks and maximizing their time in the residency. The residency will culminate with performances of the work created.
A maximum of five artists will be selected for the 2017-18 season.
Residency artists will receive:
- Rehearsal space at a Houston area studio
- Access to professional development workshops
- Production and marketing plan assistance
- Individual artist grant application assistance
- Shared performance opportunities
Residency artists will be required to:
- Attend workshops and meetings with other resident artists
- Attend and participate in Fieldwork sessions
- Execute deadlines on production/marketing plan
- Complete Individual Artist Grant through Houston Arts Alliance
- Create 15-20 minutes of new work by the end of the residency term
- Be available for tech/production for culminating performance
The residency term will culminate with performances of the work created as part of the Barnstorm Dance Fest in June 2018.
Artists must be a Dance Source Houston member to be eligible to apply. If selected, membership must be at the intermediate level or higher.
Two info sessions will be offered to answer questions on the application, selection process and residency program – July 2 from 4-6pm and July 22 from 11am-1pm. MATCH, Upstairs conference room, 3400 Main Street. Please RSVP here.
Professional Development Workshops
4-6pm on Sundays September 17, October 15, December 10, May 18
11am-1pm on Saturdays October 7, November 4, 2017 and February 3, March 3, April 14, 2018
Monthly AIR Meetings
1-2 pm on Saturdays – October 7, November 4, 2017 and February 3, March 3, April 14, 2018
11am-2pm on Saturdays – December 2, 2017 and January 13, 2018
11am-5pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018
Barnstorm Dance Fest
Application due January 14, 2018
Tech (12-5pm) and Dress (6-10pm) on Monday, June 11, 2018
Performances on Fridays, June 15 & 22, 2018
AIR application deadline is July 31, 2017. Apply HERE!
Former AIRs include Jacquelyne Jay Boe, Amy Elizabeth, Laura Harrell, Jasmine Hearn, Laura Gutierrez, Autumn Knight, Ty Lewis, Jennifer Mabus, Alisa Mittin, Joel Rivera, Felicia Thomas, Heather vonReichbauer and Lori Yuill.
Be an AIR Sponsor!
DSH invites you to create a personal connection with our Artists in Residence (AIR) and the Houston dance community by sponsoring an AIR for the 2017-18 season. DSH programs and performances are conversations between dancers and audiences. AIR sponsorship deepens the conversation and builds personal connections between the dance artists and sponsors.
What is an AIR Sponsor?
AIR sponsorship is offered to donors who want to directly support our Artist in Residence Program. Each year through the AIR program, DSH provides selected artists with focused tools, rehearsal space, professional development, and performance opportunities to encourage and enable them to push themselves and their art to new levels by taking risks and maximizing their time in the residency. The residency culminates with performances of the work created as part of the Barnstorm Dance Fest. AIR sponsorships serve the essential purpose of providing support for DSH, its operating budget, AIR creative, rehearsal and production expenses, outreach and educational programs. In addition, AIR sponsorship is an opportunity to get to know these dance artists and their work.
AIR Sponsors will have opportunities to interact with DSH Artists in Residence and see the creative process firsthand. These opportunities include invitations to special events, rehearsals, backstage tours, and more, where sponsors and AIRs meet, mix, and experience the creative process in action. AIR sponsors are recognized in DSH marketing materials, in the Barnstorm Dance Fest program, and on the DSH website. AIR sponsorship not only supports DSH, but also helps transform each event into a meeting among friends. And it helps DSH advance its mission to “nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them, and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area.”
How Do I Become an AIR Sponsor?
There are two ways to become an AIR sponsor: as the sponsor of a residency, or as a sponsor of the AIR program overall.
AIR Residency Sponsor
A donor may support the cost of an entire residency with a donation of $1000 for the year. The Residency Sponsor name will be listed in all DSH materials, and highlighted in the Barnstorm Dance Festival program and on the DSH website. Alternately, a group of individuals may jointly sponsor a residency. In this case, the group name will be recognized as the Residency Sponsor and individuals as program sponsors.
AIR Program Sponsorship
For a donation of $250 or more, anyone may sponsor the AIR program overall. AIR sponsors will be recognized in DSH materials, in the Barnstorm program and on the DSH website.