Due to a State of Emergency and travel restrictions as a result of COVID19 in Trinidad & Tobago, the Artist in Residence Program expects to resume in 2022. 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The Dance & Performance Institute’s Artist in Residence Program has hosted over 30 artist residencies since 2010. Artists-in-Residence have included professional dance artists and scholars, with years of experience in artistic creation, production and many with PhDs in Theater Arts & Dance, Cultural Anthropology, Performance Studies, International Relations, and Critical Dance Studies. Each are selected for their potential to make an important contribution to the dance landscape in Trinidad & Tobago.

Artists from around the world have engaged in the performance, study, research, teaching, and experimentation of movement and ideas of particular resonance to Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. The breadth of these residencies guide the spirit of the Institute as a site “where vital conversations on the body, movement, cultural production, hybridity and diaspora could be had; where dominant discourses on art and culture could be challenged and where new progressive languages could be spoken”.

  • Applicants can be residents of any country in the world.

  • Residencies are designed for individual artists.

  • Residencies include housing, studio space (for rehearsal, workshops or teaching), project management assistance, and artist mentoring.

  • Residencies are generally between 2 weeks and 1 month in length. 

  • Residency costs are based on proposals, beginning at $2,000 USD.

  • Residencies can support creative projects in the early and mid stages of development. 

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES

The Dance & Performance Institute offers self-directed residencies in Trinidad & Tobago. Self-directed residencies are opportunities where the artist is free to experiment and explore new directions in their work. Artists have presented performances, led workshops and public lectures, conducted research, collaborated with local artists, and created meaningful, diverse exchanges through the unique cultural context of Trinidad & Tobago. Interaction with other artist residents is encouraged through creative collaboration and informal discussion. 

APPLICATION & GUIDELINES

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and require:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae 

  • A Letter of Interest that includes desired dates of residency. In your letter of interest, you must address the details of your proposed residency (a complete project description) and why you are interested in creating, researching or developing work in Trinidad & Tobago

  • A complete Artist Bio. Please provide both an extended bio and a short bio of 100 words or less.

  • Two (2) Photographs. Please include photo credits.

  • Documentation of your work. Please submit two (2) videos of recent work, dance videos or dance performances. Each sample should not exceed five minutes and must be submitted via online links to video samples. List both links in a single .pdf or .doc file.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

2018-2019

J. BOUEY (UNITED STATES) - "Chiron in Leo"

2016-2017

NEW WAVES! ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

FANA FRASER (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO/USA) - "Rosie"

DEBORAH HAZLER (AUSTRIA) - "Inefficient Bodies/The Anti-Capitalist Dance"

2014-2015

alma woods fellowship for the arts residency

ZAIDEE E. WALKER (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

"Intersections of Dance & Architecture"

ADIA WHITAKER/ASE DANCE THEATER (UNITED STATES)

A. NIA AUSTIN EDWARDS (UNITED. STATES)

TIMOTHY "PROLIFIC"JONES (UNITED STATES)

 "Ibo Legacy of Resistance in Trinidad & Tobago"

NEW WAVES! AYITI ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

ADEOLA DEWIS (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) - "Play Yuhself"

MICHELLE GRANT MURRAY (UNITED STATES) - "Ancestral Dance Movement Memory"

2014-2015

NICOLE PEMBERTON (CANADA)

"Contemporary Dance in the Caribbean:  From Tradition to Modern Aesthetic"

SANTEE SMITH (CANADA)

MONIQUE MOJICA (CANADA)

International Indigenous Women’s Performance Project; "NeoIndigena"

MARIA NUNES (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

Photographer-in-Residence

2012-2013

TAMARA WILLIAMS (UNITED STATES) 

MAXINE MONTHILUS (UNITED STATES) 

DENAE HANNAH (UNITED STATES) 

“Movement, Music & Religion: African Diaspora communities in Trinidad, Brazil and the United States”

LAURA LEVINSON (UNITED STATES) 

Where is “the Dance?: Searching for the spiritual essence of dance through Orisha

MARLÈNE MYRTIL (MARTINIQUE) - “Blues Escarlate"; Carnival Performance Institute

MAGIRA ROSS (UNITED STATES) - ”Outta Sight/Outta Mind”

JACOB CINO (CANADA) -  “Collide”

ANDREA THOMPSON (UNITED STATES) - Assessing Your Archetype: Discovering Your Female Archetype in Orisha Dancing

MARIA NUNES (TRINIIDAD & TOBAGO) - Photographer-in-Residence

2010-2011

CELIA WEISS BAMBARA (UNITED STATES)

“Kenbe, Amour, Colére, Folie: Improvisations for Love”

NICOLE CASTOR (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO/UNITED STATES)

MEIDA TERESA MCNEAL (UNITED STATES)

CHANZO GREENIDGE (UNITED STATES)

"Consuming Blackness Diasporically: A Transnational Performance Ethnography Project and Diasporic Culture Archive"

ANANYA CHATTERJEA (INDIA/UNITED STATES)

"Kshoy!/Decay"; “Tyranny of the Pointed Foot”

TASHA CONNOLLY (UNITED STATES) 

Moko Study with Keylemanjahro School of Arts & Culture

 

alma woods fellowship for the arts residency

MICHELLE ISAVA (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) - Independent Study

BINAHKAYE JOY (UNITED STATES) - THE MOTHER PROJECT/The Mother Dance-Dialogue; Site Specific Space Activations

CHEVON STEWART (UNITED STATES) - "Paper Chase"

BRITTANY WILLIAMS (UNITED STATES) - Independent Study; Carnival Performance Institute

BURTON SANKERALLI (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) - Philosopher in Residence

MARIA NUNES (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) - Photographer in Residence. 

ARNALDO JAMES (TRINIDAD &.TOBAGO) - Photographer in Residence

The Dance & Performance Institute's Artist in Residence Program has been made possible through collaboration + partnership with Alice Yard, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, University of the West Indies, Centre for Creative & Festival Arts, Contemporary Choreographer’s Collective (COCO), Alliance Française, The Philosophical Society of Trinidad and Tobago , The Idakeda Group, and Studio 66.