NCDF Artist Residency Guidelines

NC Dance Festival's new Artist Residency Program

Spring 2018 Artists in Residence have been selected. Applications for Fall 2018 residencies will open in late Spring.


In an effort to nurture NC choreographers and support the development of high-quality dance work the NC Dance Festival will select 2-4 choreographers per year to be artists-in-residence in Dance Project’s Greensboro studios (time periods will range from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the choreographer’s need and available space). Artists will receive: free rehearsal space, opportunities to share their work in progress with other dancers and with the general public, and as appropriate, opportunities to teach one or more classes in our Dance Project: School at City Arts program.

Time frame:

Artist Residency applications are due November 15, 2017. Selected artists will be announced in early December, 2017. The Spring residency period runs from January 2018 to May/June 2018.


This Artist Residency is designed for choreographers–both seasoned artists and those newly emerging– who are looking to create new work and/or explore new territory, and do not otherwise have affordable access to adequate rehearsal space. Interdisciplinary artists and artists interested in community-based practices are strongly encouraged to apply, along with choreographers working in more formal dance practices. We seek a diverse and passionate group of artists working in any dance genre! Students in a dance-degree program are not eligible.

  • Each resident artist will receive up to 6 hours per week of free rehearsal space, to be scheduled around Dance Project classes.
  • Each resident artist is required to share their work (in-progress or finished) with the community during their residency period at least once, through participation in an informal showing, open rehearsal/artist talk, or other sharing format to be determined with Dance Project staff.
  • Resident Artists may be offered the paid opportunity to teach one “Master Class/Workshop” during their residency period.

The fine print:

*Rehearsal space is most available weekdays during the day until 3:30pm. Weekends are are highly sought after, so space is limited, but possible.

*Experimental work is great, but work should not damage studio floors, equipment, or other furnishings. Resident artists are required to help keep the studios clean and well-cared for.

*Dance Project studios are located within the Greensboro Cultural Center. It is a dynamic, creative place to be–and it is a City building with many other organizations and arts groups. Artists and their dancers must be respectful of the building tenants and rules.

*Resident artists who do not end up using at least ⅔ of their arranged rehearsal time will be removed from the program.

To apply:

Complete the application online by November 15, 2017. Please send all resumes (as pdf or Word doc) to, with the subject line “Artist Residency resume for [your name]”.