OPEN CALL: ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme 2012

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is currently launching a new strand of activities – the international ArtistNe(s)t Residencies. The programme aims to offer support to the development of new work by young and mid-career choreographers and is addressed to artists based in the 6 participating countries of the project: Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, United Kingdom, and Turkey. The residency programme is inspired from and plans to continue and expand the work started by the ArtistNe(s)t artist-in-residence network in Romania set up by Gabriela Tudor and the Swiss Cultural Program in Romania in 2006, a unique international residency programme for contemporary arts in the region.

What we are looking for, how the residency will proceed
The choreographers, either alone or together with a collaborator of their choice (dancer, visual artist, manager, etc.), will be granted a four-week residency to work on an ongoing project, start a new project or collaborate with local artists. Special attention will be given to projects matching the theme of the project and to collaborations and exchanges with local artistic communities. Travel costs, per diem, accommodation and rehearsal space for the entire residency period are provided, together with a fee per project awarded. The host organisation will facilitate contacts with the local artistic community, informal presentations and meetings, or the organisation of workshops open to local artists. In exchange, the invited artists will give warm-up classes for local dancers, lead dance workshops for professionals or interested audiences, or hold video-lectures on their own artistic work. Each residency will close with an informal presentation held by participating artists.

Destinations & deadlines for application

Under the current call for proposals, destination countries will host residencies according to the following offer:

2 residencies in February 20 – March 18, 2012 & September 10 – October 8, 2012 (Dublin & Limerick)
Host organisations are Dance Ireland (Dublin), The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the University of Limerick. Contact person: Elisabetta Bisaro,


4 residencies in June & September 2012 (Bucharest & Bacau)
Host organisations are Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest) and ArtistNe(s)t Network of Artist-in-Residence Centres / “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau. Contact persons: Stefania Ferchedau / Cosmin Manolescu,


2 residencies in August 2012
Host organisation is Dance House Lemesos. Contact person: Natasa Georgiou,


1 residency in August 2012
Host organisations are The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia and Noass Culture and Arts Project (Riga). Contact person: Ilze Zirina,

RESTRICTIONS: Please note that Latvian applicants may only apply for Cyprus, Turkish ones only for Romania, and Romanian ones for all the destinations except Latvia. All the other applicants may choose any of the destinations.

December 16, 2011 (for February residency in Ireland)
February 29, 2012 (for all other residencies)

To apply, please fill out the enclosed application form. Please send the application by email to according to the announced deadlines. Successful candidates will be notified early January 2012 (for February residency in Ireland) and mid-March 2012 (all other residencies).


The E-MOTIONAL ArtistNe(s)t dance residencies are made possible with the help of project local, associated partners – ArtistNe(s)t Network of Artists-in-Residence Centres/ George Apostu Cultural Centre in Bacau (Romania), Dance Ireland, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the University of Limerick (Ireland), as well as CATI Dans – Contemporary Dance Artists Association, Istanbul (Turkey).