Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency

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Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency


D.E.A.R. grants 4 to 6 awards annually to individual artists or to groups of artists collaborating on a single project. The lead artist must be a resident of Northern California and must not be a student at the time of the application and residency.

D.E.A.R. Info Session:
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Thursday October 7, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Sign up for an Info Session

Full-time access {24/7} of 1 to 4 weeks to the Ensemble’s West Oakland rehearsal studio (40’ x 42” sprung dance floor with Marley floor covering with 20’ ceilings and two 9-foot concert grand pianos) and fabrication shop. Residency weeks may be contiguous or spread out over a period of months.
A production stipend (currently up to $1500)
Access to state of the art sound, lighting, projection, and recording equipment;
Technical, financial, and managerial consultations from professionals on the Ensemble’s staff (providing fiscal sponsorship if needed).
Performance opportunities

The artistic quality and potential impact of the project on the artist’s artistic growth and their audiences;
Projects whose realization requires continuous and/or multi-day access to our studio space and our available technologies;
Artists who work with multiple disciplines and/or from culturally diverse perspectives;
Preference may be given to artists whose work is not currently receiving significant institutional support.