Residens i Åbo (Turku) 2012

Barker Theatre, Stage for Independent Art in Turku and Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland will host a dance residency in Turku at Barker Theatre in 2012. This residency, co-organized now for the second time, continues the summer residency program launched by Barker Theatre in 2007. The artist for the residency will be selected by dance artist Nina Renvall and Lotta Skaffari, the Managing Director of Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.

The residency includes:

Free use of rehearsal studio for 1 month (between June 1st and July 31th 2012).

Four (4) performances in Barker Theatre, Stage for Independent Art in Turku during season 2012--2013. We wish to see the premier of the residency work in Barker Theatre.

Stage, equipment and technical staff for four performances; technician available for a maximum of 10 hours.

Production assistance for 2 weeks (70 hours) in connection with the performances.

A financial production support of EUR700 for the costs of the performance.

Housing during the residency period (1 month).

The artist or group in residence will be responsible for all other costs. The total sum of production support for the artist or group is EUR700. The way the sum is divided is at the discretion of the artist(s).

Housing is offered to a maximum of three people; the work group themselves will be responsible for any other housing expenses. The group or artist in residence will be offered the possibility to have four performances or work-in-progress shows in Barker Theatre.

Any dance artist may apply for the residency with a free-form application. The application should include a work plan with a budget estimate, resumes of all work group members, and excerpts of the artist's or group's previous work (on DVD) - NO printed articles.

Applications will be accepted between February 13th and March 13th 2012 (applications postmarked on March 13th will be accepted).

The artist selection will be made by March 31st 2012. The selected artist will be contacted personally.

Please submit applications to:
Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland
Linnankatu 24
20100 Turku

For further information:
Managing Director Lotta Skaffari
Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland
tel. +358400 546 012

Dance Artist Nina Renvall
Barker Theatre, Stage for Independent Art in Turku
tel. +3582 238 3903