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Opportunities: Artist In Residence, The Performance Project @University Settlement (NYC)

Opportunities: Artist In Residence, The Performance Project @University Settlement (NYC)

Applications  to the 2015 Artists in Residency program with The Performance Project @University Settlement are now open.

The Performance Project @ University Settlement provides established and emerging artists and local audiences with opportunities to connect and enrich each other’s lives. Our aim is to encourage greater participation in the live arts and to help cultivate diverse and creative communities .

The Artist-in-Residence Program @University Settlement provides a year long opportunity for artists to develop and present a new performance based piece.  Artists are selected because of the quality of their work and the open, welcoming nature of their process.

430502_10151259153180628_538525663_nOur Artists-in-Residence rehearse and develop their work on-site throughout the year while simultaneously co-designing a community engagement project in collaboration with the various Settlement House programs, including our after-school programs, The Door, the Houston Street Center and the Beacon. Artists can work with specific programs or age groups and propose participant workshops, professional development trainings, community events or interactive art making experiences.

Our Artists-in-Residence are presented in our upcoming 2015 Season. These artists are called upon to cultivate creativity by building diverse, healthy and strong communities.

Artists-in-Residence receive the following support from University Settlement:

  • Inclusion in all Performance Project promotional and marketing materials
  • Assistance with press and publicity
  • Listing on University Settlement event calendar
  • Newsletter/email blasts to The Performance Project mailing list
  • 50-100 hours of free rehearsal space
  • Audience development efforts within the University Settlement community
  • Full tech support
  • Full box office management services
  • A full, formal run of their show.

For more information on our application process, a link to our online application and a detailed description of the University Settlement please visit our website at

In addition to our AIR program The Performance Project offers affordable rental rates and producing support as part of our Curated Rental Packages. Selected artists are included in the Performance Project  upcoming series and are provided with full technical and producing support, with inclusion in our e-blasts , calendar and social media sites. If you have a performance you would like to produce in Speyer Hall, please send an email with a project summary to

For more information on our theater and rates visit

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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