Downtown Art Performance | Social Justice Residency Application
Downtown Art is pleased to announce our first Performance | Social Justice residencies open to NYC based artists and project teams. We will award three one-week residencies for performance/social justice projects in spring 2018.

Each residency includes one week in our black box theater for rehearsal, tech, up to three public presentations, a $500 fee and 50% of any box office receipts. Projects should address a social justice issue and include opportunities for dialogue, such as post performance discussions with attendees.

Residency weeks are as follows: May 7 - 13, June 4-10, and June 25-July 1.

What does this residency provide?
- Residency hours in Downtown Art's first floor black box theater (74 max. occupancy), from Monday morning to Sunday evening; use of theatrical lighting (rep plot), sound, video projectors, and soft goods; four hour load in and load out with DTA Technical Director, marketing support via eblast and social media for any public performances, online ticketing service, box office/house manager at each public performance.
- A commissioning fee of $500 plus 50% of box office proceeds for any public performance. Individual ticket price will be set at $20 or less.
- Access to DTA staff for brainstorming and support

Technical information: Black box - Occupancy 74. Dimensions: 58' x 22'; playing space 32'10" x 22'; grid height 10'11".
Equipment: ETC Ion 1000 Console w fader wing; 48 dimmers; 42 ETC Source 4 instruments; 10 Source 4 LED Series 2 Lustr; 13 ETC Selador D40 Lustr LED (PAR shaped washlights); 5 Colorado Colorbatten 72 cyc lights; 1 Carvin 24 channel mixer, 2 QSC K8 1000 watt powered speakers; Mitsubishi DLP projector, Apple mini mac w QLab 3 Pro

Artist will need to provide all artistic and production staff, including running crew; rights to use any copyrighted material, timely information for marketing support.

Tours of the theater will be offered on Wednesday Feb 7 at 5pm and Thursday, Feb 15 at 5pm.
To request a spot on one of these tours, email Ryan (

Application Deadline: MONDAY, March 12, midnight.

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