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Open Call for Artists: MDD's Salon Performance Series 2021-22





Calling all Performing Artists: Mark DeGarmo Dance Seeks Applicants for the 2021-22 season of its Salon Performance Series: a sharing of works-in-progress with a facilitated audience response curated and facilitated by dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher, Dr. Mark DeGarmo.

Apply now via Google Form:
Deadline: August 31st, 2021 11:59PM ET.
*The application form will stay open as needed, but preferential consideration will be given to those artists who apply by August 31st.

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks applicants for the 2021-22 season of its Virtual Salon Performance Series, a showcase of original artistic works-in-progress with a facilitated audience response session. Performing artists are invited to apply via the above GoogleForm by Tuesday, August 31st, 11:59PM ET. Performances may be hosted on Zoom, in the NYC studio theater, or as a hybrid experience.


Founded in 2010, MDD's Salon Performance Series provides an opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of guest artists. The 2020-21 season (including MDD’s Virtual International Arts Festivals in October 2020 and March 2021) featured the work of 263 artists/performers from 23 countries and 16 U.S. states in 12 virtual salons.


Dr. Mark DeGarmo curates the series and facilitates audience response sessions during each installment by adapting Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. DeGarmo guides discourse among the artists and audience members and encourages the public to actively participate in the development of original works-in-progress.


Originally housed in Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310 at The Clemente Center, where MDD has been an anchor resident member nonprofit organization since 2001, MDD’s Salon Performance Series works to support the Clemente’s mission, and its determination “to operate in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.”

Ticketing will be available in Fall 2021.

About Mark DeGarmo Dance

Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally.

About Mark DeGarmo

Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D., is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher. Dr. DeGarmo is Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, New York City; Dance Director of Crossing Bridges International Artist Residency, Michoacán, Mexico; and an Artist-Scholar with Creative Agency, Australia., Follow Mark DeGarmo Dance on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 


We are grateful that this program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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Athens Art Fund - Siilk Residency





About the fund:

Siilk Gallery's AAF (Athens art fund) is a residency program set up by Siilk Gallery. The aim is to crowd fund the residency so artists can travel, stay and create new bodies of work in Athens, Greece.

With peer to peer crowd funding it means we can give artists full creative control over the works they do during their stay, so they can produce works that are meaningful to themselves.

The artists will have a studio apartment in the same building as the main gallery. Access to a photography studio, printing capabilities and guidance throughout their stay.

We will document the residents stay with us here at Siilk with a short film of their experiences in the city, behind the scenes, interviews, creation of their works and general day to day / in the life.

Their works will also be exhibited in the galleries upper mezzanine level.

The photographers can host work shops, talks, screenings and more. The opportunities to do what they wish are at their disposal.

The residency will be open to artists to stay for 1-3 months. As the fund grows in the future - flights, project financing and an allowance will also be a part of the residency.

Focus group:

Being a photography Gallery our main focus is Photographers however we would like to open the residency platform up to performance artists and musicians that will be able to also perform at openings at Siilk. We want innovative, contemporary, provocative, political artists. Independent, forward thinking artists who challenge the norms.

How to apply:

If applying as a photographer please send us your BIO alongside 8-12 images you feel represent yourself as an artist and a little about your self, who you are, where you come from, where you are now and what it is you are trying to capture to

As a Musician / Performance artist please add your BIO, images that capture the essence of YOU and 2/3 videos of your performances.

If you are applying to be considered for AAF residency please also support the art fund and donate via the Patreon link. Supporting the idea behind the residency is will what makes it work, grow in the future and become accessible to more people.

Prizes Details: 

Residency @ SIILK

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PARL - Performance Art Research Ljubljana





PARL - Performance Art Research Ljubljana
22 - 31 August 2021

PARL invites performance art makers and groups to join a 10 days research and development program in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 22 - 31 August 2021.

The program is open for performance art, devised theater, contemporary dance, intermedia projects and hybrid forms. PARL provides every participant a studio space and presentation venue.

PARL joins various creative practices, working methods and production models of leading Ljubljana based performance artists and producers. The course of work is focused on development of creative processes and research of performative strategies with daily feedback and training, three-day seminar, and workshops.

If you are a performance art maker and you need space and time to research, an environment to develop your project, an opportunity to present your work and to open up your collaborative network – welcome to PARL.

Application deadline: 15 April 2021.
Participation fee if selected: 350€.

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We open the door for artistic development.

DOOR Creative Studio re-purposes vacant and underused buildings and turns them into spaces for creative projects.

Our residency program is aimed at supporting the development and production of art, artistic risk-taking and exhibiting the work to the public. 

We facilitate non-commercial artistic projects by offering rent-free usage of our 3000m2 industrial factory building Magazijn De Dood, located near Het HEM in Hembrugterrein, Zaandam. 


DOOResidency Spring 2021 (March-June)

Open Call

We welcome applications for artist studios, exhibitions, performances and workshops.

To apply, submit your portfolio and a project proposal in English to

Please indicate the duration of the project. The length may last from 1 day up to 3 months.

Application deadline: 21st February 2021


Provided by host

Studio / exhibition space

Depending on the volume and specificity of the selected proposals, studio spaces might be shared among participants.

Networking opportunities and promotion.


Not covered by host

Material and production costs, travel, living, accommodation, utilities. Utility bills can be compensated through skills exchanges instead of money.


Past residencies

Our residents in 2020 included Sandberg Instituut and Carmen Schabracq. 


Our spaces

We are located at the Hembrugterrein, a former industrial estate in Zaandam. Our 3000m2 building Magazijn De Dood spans across 3 floors, each of 1000m2, scoping from natural light to full blackout. 

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Royal Docks Team Creative Commission Autumn 2021




Royal Docks Team are inviting Expressions of Interest for an ambitious, live performance commission for family audiences in the Royal Docks in Autumn 2021. 

We are looking for ambitious and bold ideas that can creatively, and practically, deliver on our objectives to:

Position the Royal Docks as a place of innovation, making, ideas, and experimentation.

Actively involve, and feel relevant to, Royal Docks’ young people

Be inspired by, and rooted in, the people and place of the Royal Docks.

Support the wider Royal Docks creative community through sharing/show and tell opportunities.

Be inclusive and connect diverse communities.

Up to 3 EOIs will be shortlisted to take part in paid R&D (£5,000 per organisation / partnership) during February / March to work up full-scale proposals.  The budget for the final commission is up to £200,000. 

This opportunity is open to arts organisations/artists/partnerships with a strong track record of delivering ambitious live performance-based projects that include participation.

Projects can be developed in partnership, the lead organisation must be based in the U.K.

Projects can involve any artform, or across artforms, so long as the event is performed live, to a live, family audience.

We are committed to delivering a diverse and inclusive programme that reflects our community.  We welcome applications from arts organisations and artists of all backgrounds.

The project will need to adhere to the Government coronavirus guidance and restrictions in place throughout the lifecycle of its creation and delivery, and therefore will need to be flexible and adaptable to the circumstances.

Prize summary: 
£5,000 per shortlisted R&D. Final commission up to £200,000
Prizes Details: 

Up to 3 EOIs will be shortlisted to take part in paid R&D (£5,000 per organisation / partnership) during February / March to work up full-scale proposals.  The budget for the final commission is up to £200,000. 


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Open Call for Artists RD48 July - September 2021







PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig / Germany

ROUND48 July - September 2021


"PILOTENKUECHE" is an international art program based in Germanys new art capital Leipzig. The indipendent project is run by artists with the aim to support and empower artists.


The project invites within the “International Residency Program” selected artists from around the world to come and work in the 465m², fully remodeled space for a period of three months, with 24h studio access. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend in kind that represents our unpaid working hours. We maintain engagements with several partners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our concept encourages experimental strategies aiming to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively. In a group of around twelve international artists together with two local artists participating on our program activities, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one's work, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

The Program activities are:

  • studio visits and open studio if the group is interested
  • contact to the local art szene,
  • organized museum tours,
  • scheduled art critiques,
  • published artists spotlight on each artist
  • professional install and exhibition pictures
  • two group exhibitions in interesting venues.

The Studio space consists of:

  • one furnished up to 36m² large space per artist in our 465m² large communal loft hall including wifi and all side costs (water, underfloor heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.)
  • desk, little stroage space
  • depends on the work of the artists, but two walls to work on
  • large windows
  • approximately twelve artists per month working in the space
  • furnished shared tea kitchen with fridge, microwave, hotplate
  • Common are

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters.

TERM:    July - September 2021

DEADLINE: 31.01.21


We are an indipendent, artist – run residency program with the aim to support artists and connect them to the city in the way that is unique to each artist. For to cover our expenses and to enable us to work, we have to charge a fee for participation.


costs / participation fee:

1800 EUR* / 3 months


we ask participants to transfer a prior payment of 450 EUR per artist to hold the place in the program, due 14 days after receiving the official invitation letter.  Refundable by cancellation (3 months before the residency starts)

rRemaining 1350€ for participating in the program is due 28 days before the program starts. The fee covers the studio & the participation cost

travel costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists.


*The fee includes the partial-stipend in kind of 1400,00 EUR from “PILOTENKUECHE”, that represents our unpayed working hours. This directly subsidizes the full program fee of 3200,00 EUR.

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