Dance Place’s Artist In Residence (AIR) Program

Dance Place’s Artist In Residence (AIR) Program provides multi-year support to emerging and mid-career movement artists. Specifically designed for DMV-area creators, the AIR Program is part of a larger curatorial vision for Dance Place that supports artists at all stages of their careers and at every stage of the creative process. With an individually tailored approach for each artist in the Program, Dance Place aims to increase support for early- to mid-career artists in direct response to the DC dance community we serve and are situated within.

By actively elevating the visibility of our AIRs work to a wide array of audiences, supporters, and presenters, the program provides strategic, artistic, and business development support including rehearsal space, feedback, professional opportunities, and presentations. Specifically designed for DMV area creators, the AIR Program is part of a larger curatorial vision for Dance Place that supports artists at all stages of their careers and at every stage of the creative process.

We’re so proud to announce our 2020-2022 AIRs, Tariq Darrell O’Meally and Britta Joy Peterson. The 2020-2022 AIR program is Dance Place’s second biannual program committed to supporting two Washington, DC-area based artists or companies over the course of two years through presentation opportunities, direct financial support, rehearsal space grants, consultation, and more.

Our inaugural Artists in Residence, SOLE Defined and Heart Stück Bernie. These artists exemplify our continued advocacy for local trailblazers who are at a pivotal stage of their artistic trajectories. With an individually tailored approach for each artist in the Program, Dance Place aims to increase support for early- to -mid-career artists in direct response to the DC dance community we serve and are situated within.

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