Applications Due 2.1 2020. Art Omi: Dance brings together ten (10) accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange each summer. Residents experience each other’s creative process and the freedom to play in this collaborative residency program. 2020 Residency Dates: 20 July – 10 August 2020.
Open to professional dancers and choreographers of all styles who have the desire to share ideas and process with dancers from around the world. Applicants should not have specific projects in mind, but should come open to working with others on jointly conceived projects. Applications for the summer residencies are accepted each winter.
Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is two hours north of New York City by train.
The emphasis of the residency is not a performance product; rather, a gently facilitated process of experimentation and collaboration. This exploration is enhanced by providing resources that dancers and choreographers often lack: space, time and other artists with whom to work. The result is a model of creative process and community building that envisions consequences for the participants beyond the sphere of art making. Informal showings each summer invite the public to experience the residents’ creative process, collaborations, and the development of their ideas.
Art Omi provides accommodations, meals, and campus-wide high-speed wi-fi throughout the duration of all residencies. In addition, residents share a fully-equipped kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, a library, and a basic computer (internet + printing access only, no software use) in the library. Art Omi also provides all blankets, towels, and bedding. Housekeeping staff launders all linens using perfume-free detergent on a regular basis.
Art Omi does not provide personal laptops or electronic devices, or art materials.