Artist in Residence Application

Deadline: February 28, 2023


The DANCE This Artist Residency is designed to support choreographers in the greater Seattle-area in their artistic development of original work. Selected choreographers will be offered rehearsal space, time, support along with a financial budget to aid this project.


The residency must be used to adapt, explore and create a new ensemble work that will be premiered at STG’s DANCE This 25th Anniversary Performance. Choreographers will provide showings throughout the process and be provided feedback from show producers and local industry artists.


All forms and styles of dance will be considered with an emphasis on artists of color, works that explore cultural backgrounds, history and/or traditions as well artists who have not had choreography previously presented for any Education + Community Engagement productions. 



  • Choreography stipend of $1000
  • 30 hours of rehearsal space | $800 budgeted based on $25/hour rental rates
    • STG will assist in connecting ARTIST with facility to schedule
    • STG’s Moore Theatre can be used depending on availability
  • Cast of up to 5 dancers with a stipend of $400 each | $2000 budgeted
  • Costume stipend of up to $300
  • Lighting Design and Production Stage Manager for production week in July
  • Residency/Rehearsals may take place between April and May
  • Complimentary Tickets STG shows through ECE’s Community Promise (tickets based on availability)



  • April - May | Rehearsals with dancers up to 30 hours studio space
  • June | piece is completed

DANCE This Performance | July 14 | 1pm Matinee & 7:30pm Evening Performance 

  • May 23 | Production Meeting in-person or zoom 
  • TBD | Cross-Cultural Workshop 
  • July 7 – 14 | Production Week | Moore Theatre  
    • 2 hour tech rehearsal  
    • 1.5 hours Finale collaboration rehearsal  
    • Optional: Finale group participation 6-8 hours 
    • 2 hour show run-through 
    • 2 hour tech for finale & bow  
    • 2 hour dress rehearsal 


All applicants will be reviewed by a panel consisting of DANCE This Producers, Education and Community Engagement Staff and DANCE This Artist Alum. The Executive Producer of DANCE This will select an applicant based on feedback and recommendations from the panel as well as looking at the overall theme of this year’s production.

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Artist / Choreographer Agreement