First of May Creation Residency: Submission Form
The First of May Creation Residency at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will offer 2 to 3 weeks of creation time for up to 14 people, inclusive of studio time, theater time and housing, plus technical assistance and personnel. This Residency will be awarded to artists or companies whose new, original work is based in circus/variety arts and is in an advanced stage of development; who state specific goals for their use of residency time in relation to the work; and who will be able to offer a public viewing of the work at the completion of the residency period. Former First of May Award Winners and participants in other residency programs for circus work are encouraged to apply.

Submissions will be evaluated based on artistic merit, originality, and variety arts relevance. Other criteria taken into consideration include the quality of the proposal itself, the project’s impact (social, community, etc.), its stage of development (with preference given to projects at an advanced stage of development), and clearly stated goals for the residency.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by 11:59PM EST on April 1, 2021.
REQUIREMENTS:
PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:
1) Project description
2) Milestones: Where in its development is your project so far? Include dates of any workshops, readings, public performances, other residencies, past support, etc.
3) Goals: What are your specific goals for this residency? How will you use this time and space?
4) 1-3 links to videos showing earlier versions of the proposed project and/or other past work
5) Resumés and/or bios of participating artists

PROPOSED PRODUCTIONS MUST BE AT LEAST 40 MINUTES IN LENGTH.

PRODUCTIONS MAY BE EITHER SOLO OR TROUPE-BASED PROJECTS.

NY STATE RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.
If submitting as a solo artist, you must be a NY State resident. If submitting as a troupe, at least 50% of troupe members must be NY State residents.
CONTACT INFO
Applicant Name *
Troupe Name or Stage Name (if applicable)
Email address *
Mailing address *
Phone number *
PROJECT INFO
Project Title *
Project Description (3000 character maximum / approx. 450 words) *
Milestones: Where in its development is your project so far? Include dates of any workshops, readings, public performances, other residencies, past support, etc. (2500 character maximum / approx. 400 words) *
Goals: What are your specific goals for this residency? How will you use this time and space? (2000 character maximum / approx. 325 words) *
Please share 1-3 video links to show us earlier versions of the proposed project and/or other past work.
At least one link is required. If any of your links are password-protected, please indicate in the "Video passwords or other notes" field below.
Video link #1 (required) *
Video link #2 (optional)
Video link #3 (optional)
Video passwords or other notes
Please share resumés and/or bios of all participating artists.
If you are applying as a solo artist, only one resumé/bio is required. If you are applying as a troupe, please include a resumé/bio for each troupe member. You may also include resumé/bios for any project collaborators.
Resumé(s) and/or bio(s) *
BY SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL, I ACKNOWLEDGE: If the award is granted, 1) a progress report is due by December 31, 2021, and 2) a final report is due by May 1, 2022. *
Required
Self-certification: NY State Residency *
For any questions/concerns, please email firstofmay@bindlestiff.org.
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