Dancenorth Artist Residency In The Tropics Program (A.R.T.)

Dancenorth are thrilled to have recently secured funding through the Ian Potter Foundation to support the Dancenorth Artistic Capacity and Leadership Development Program being held in Queensland. The program will provide a myriad of opportunities to dancers and dance makers by way of residencies, mentorships, secondments and employment, affirming the Company’s growing position as a regional epicentre for collaboration, innovation, artistic exchange and excellence. 


Dancenorth’s A.R.T. program offers independent art practitioners the opportunity to live and work in the pristine environs of Tropical North Queensland – a landscape thoroughly conducive to creativity. A.R.T. residents are afforded time and space away from the familiarity of their usual surroundings, enabling not only space for reflection, research and development, but entirely new experiences from which to draw creative inspiration. 


The A.R.T. residencies provide an invaluable mentoring opportunity, connecting the practitioners with Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page, Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, Executive Director Hillary Coyne and the Dancenorth Ensemble. A.R.T provides an invaluable opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and creative reciprocal exchange. 


“We are deeply grateful to all of the organisations and individuals that have helped us grow over the last few years and are enormously humbled to find ourselves in a position to give back to this incredible industry through our Residency Program.” – Kyle Page, Dancenorth Artistic Director. 


Dancenorth is supported with funding from The Ian Potter Foundation. The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant, fair and sustainable Australia. 


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Image courtesy of DanceNorth and Photo credit: Amber Haines