The 2021 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency will support the development of 8 new performance works that address and incorporate public histories of slavery and contemporary issues of justice. This year we are proud to announce that we are opening our program to artists in the Caribbean! We look forward to expanding our reach further, and creating more opportunities for Black creatives to come together, dream, and create.

The artists-in-residence should pay particular attention to land-based histories of the slave trade, chattel slavery, fugitivity and liberation. Applicants are also invited to apply with projects that engage either or both histories and contemporary relations with justice and freedom. Applicants are invited to apply with performance projects that may traverse dance, theatre, performance installation and/or ritual, spoken word and or any multidisciplinary constellation of the aforementioned. Artists with both new and developing performance projects are welcome to apply.

Eligibility: Live in the United States or Caribbean and be English-speaking; Identify as Black and/or be of African descent; Be artist(s) engaged in the practice of making performance; Be prepared to participate and share their work in the 2022 virtual convening. Be available to develop new work based on the BSR Residency criteria and within the scheduled outlined above; Be in conversation with local land histories with ties to the transatlantic slave trade, chattel slavery, fugitivity and liberation. OPTIONAL: Be additionally supported by a host not-for-profit organization or institution that will help develop and continue the presentation of the new work.

What you get out of it: $2,500 award granted to each artist or each group of artists selected as part of this residency. Selected artists will be supported with research and dramaturgical support in both one on one and cohort settings.


Deadline: 31/05/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

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