East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Open Call: Transnational Research Residencies in Choreography


RESA (Residency for Exchange and Sustainability in the Arts) offers support to artists conducting research aiming at deepening insights, knowledge and collegial exchange in choreography.

Dansehallerne (Denmark) has invited a network of European arts organisations, academic research platforms and artist-driven venues active in the field of choreography, to design a pilot programme dedicated to experienced, mid-career choreographers in order to support the transnational research trajectories of artists.

According to the needs discussed by the artists and the network, the transnational residency may include access to housing, offices, studios, universities or resource centres, venues, seminars for professionals or industry events, documentation and publications. The network is committed to facilitate access to key local curators, artists and experts in various fields, all reflecting the diversity of Dansehallerne’s partners. No tangible outputs are expected (e.g. production of performances) but selected artists are expected to regularly share their processes and progresses with the arts and academic communities, for example by participating in open conversations, seminars or conferences.

For this first call, the network invites experienced, mid-career artists who want to deepen knowledge and push the understanding of choreography, work with choreography as artistic mode of intervention in society, and have a genuine interest in developing new formats for inclusive and interactive dialogues. RESA is therefore open for artists who want to contribute to sustainable strategies for the role and the relevance of choreographic practices, with a take on various elements for action, thought, reflection and writing.

In this pilot programme, RESA offers artists a chance to unfold research processes through a trajectory that encompasses a flexible modelling of research phases and sharing of outcomes:

• The transnational residency may take place over a minimum period of 8 weeks and a maximum of 1 year, starting from October 1st, 2018

• Direct support could include residency time in 2 or more participating countries, trips to European artistic research events or local professional gatherings

• The network has the ambition to cover costs related to research and sharing activities (for example fees, travel & accommodation costs, etc.)

The deadline to apply is 8 June. More details here.