Dancenorth announces A.R.T.

Posted on: 1/1/2016 7:00AM

Artist Residency in the TropicsDancenorth recently announced that in 2016 it will implement a brand new residency program – Artist Residency in the Tropics (A.R.T.).


Designed to increase support within the sector, Dancenorth’s A.R.T. program offers independent dance practitioners the opportunity to live and work in the pristine environs of Tropical North Queensland – a landscape thoroughly conducive to creativity. Whilst in residence, artists are encouraged to attend company class each morning and then they’ll have full access to Dancenorth’s studio 2 for the remainder of the day. Dancenorth provides basic support and equipment while encouraging autonomy and spontaneity.


Artists may present their explorations at an informal showing for the company and invited guests in order to access feedback and prompt critical discussion. Opportunities for resident artists to deliver workshops for local community groups will be facilitated on a case-by-case basis.


Residencies will run for two-weeks blocks and due to studio availability, dates will be predetermined.


Time and space away from the familiarity of one’s usual surroundings offer A.R.T. residents not only space for reflection, research and development, but entirely new experiences from which to draw creative inspiration.


Applications for this new program will open in early 2016! Follow Dancenorth at for updates.


Photo: Dancenorth dancers Ashley McLellan, Harrison Hall, Mason Kelly and Jenni Large. Image by Amber Haines.



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