2019-20 EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies in partnership with Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Please read the separate guidelines for this program before you apply. Visit https://exploringthemetropolis.org/jcal-residency/ for guidelines and instructions.

Eligibility and General Instructions:
Choreographer/composer applicants, as of April 15, 2019, must be at least 18 years old and either be a resident of New York City or have a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in Queens. Residents of Queens will be given preference.

This is primarily a choreographic residency. Choreographers may apply individually without a composer. However, composers MUST apply with a choreographer and may not apply as individuals. Dance collectives, collaborative choreography groups, or small dance companies are also welcome to apply to this program but will only receive one stipend per application to distribute at their discretion. This residency is open to choreographers working in all genres of dance, including, but not limited to: experimental/contemporary, modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, and folk/world.

To complete this application, you will need the following items:
1. Résumé from choreographer only (maximum two pages) in PDF or Word format.
2. Two video samples of choreographic work are to be provided as Vimeo links in the “Work
Sample” section of this application form. We will not accept YouTube links.
3. One audio sample of music composition (if applying with a composer) to be provided as SoundCloud link in the “Work Sample” Section of this application form or an MP3 format uploaded to the application. Keep all work samples to five minutes.

Application must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, April 15, 2019

Email address *
Choreographer’s Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Name of dance collective, collaborative choreography group, or company
(if applicable)
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Phone Number *
Borough of Residence *
Website
Choreographer's Professional References *
Name, phone and email address of two professional references
Composer’s Contact Information
(If choreographer is applying with a composer only )
First Name
Last Name
Email
Street Address
City
State
Zip
Phone Number
Borough of Residence
Website
Composer's Professional References
Name, phone and email address of two professional references.
Choreographer's Résumé, Bio, and Statement
Please upload résumé below *
Only PDF or word documents will be accepted. Two page résumé maximum.
Required
Choreographer's Narrative Bio (250 words max) *
Provide personal information in short paragraph form: where born/live/work, education, awards, as well as other professional activities. Please keep response under 250 words.
Choreographer's Statement (250 words max) *
Describe your work as well as your working practice in general. Please keep response under 250 words.
Composer's Statement
If applying with a composer only. Describe your work as well as your working practice in general. Please keep response under 250 words.
Proposal (450 words max)
Describe your proposed choreographic project(s) during your residency, and any technical requirements. (Projects can change in the course of your residency.) If you and the composer have worked together before, please discuss the nature of your work and collaboration. If you are beginning the collaboration, please discuss why you are interested in working with this particular composer. Please explain your need for a dedicated space in which to do your work and how it would be of value to you.

Please keep response under 450 words.

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Choreographer's Work Samples (No YouTube links)
Each sample should be unedited and no more than five minutes in length. Promo clips, reels, or heavily edited dance videos are not appropriate. Vimeo links only. We will not accept YouTube links.
Choreographer's Work Sample # 1 (Vimeo links only) *
Vimeo password for Work Sample # 1 (if needed)
Is Work Sample # 1 a work-in-progress? *
Choreographer's Work Sample # 1 Description *
Title of work and description. Your description should provide panelists with some context for the work. For example, is it part of a longer piece? What is the musical idea you’re exploring? Please keep response under 50 words.
Choreographer's Work Sample # 2 (Vimeo links only) *
Vimeo password for Work Sample # 2 (if needed)
Is Work Sample # 2 a work-in-progress? *
Choreographer's Work Sample # 2 Description *
Title of work and description. Your description should provide panelists with some context for the work. For example, is it part of a longer piece? What is the musical idea you’re exploring? Please keep response under 50 words.
Composer's Work Sample
If applying with a composer, you are required to submit one composer work sample. Submit only mp3s or SoundCloud links. If sending SoundCloud links, set the track to 'enable download.' Keep work samples under 5 minutes. No YouTube links.
SoundCloud Link (if applicable):
Upload Composer's Audio Work Sample
Composer's Work Sample Description
Title of work and description. Your description should provide panelists with some context for the work. For example, is it part of a longer piece? What is the musical idea you’re exploring? Please keep response under 50 words.
If sending work samples through SoundCloud, did you click on ‘permissions’ and click ‘enable download'? *
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Certification
I certify that I am a resident of New York City and have resided herein as of April 15, 2019 OR that I have a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in Queens. I certify that if applying with a composer, that they also are a resident of New York City OR have a significant track record of artistic activity in Queens. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and that I am not matriculated in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

I certify that all statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is not liable for damage or loss of any materials submitted.

By typing my initials below, I certify the above statements. *
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