Call for Submissions: Artist-in-Residence - Research Series

Currently accepting submissions for the following residency period

January, 2019 - March, 2019     

Deadline: December 7, 2018      

(Applicants will be informed of the results no later than 2 weeks after the deadline.)

What is the Research Series? An artist residency designed to support dance and movement-based artists by providing resources towards the research phase of the creative process. Resources offered include: space, equipment, artistic and administrative support, presentations, and a financial contribution. The residency can be tailored to the specific needs of the artist to best support the research. The purpose of the series is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, experimentation, collaboration, process sharing and Artists are encouraged to make bold choices, push the boundaries and further the practice of dance.

Three months are allotted for the research period. Schedules within that are flexible and Young Lungs would accommodate as much as possible. Artists are expected to be in Winnipeg during the residency but applicants can apply from outside Winnipeg. Residencies can be anywhere from 40-60 hours of studio time. It is preferred that artists plan their budget with consideration of maintaining a professional artist fee of $25/hour. Beyond the residency, artists-in-residence become a part of Young Lungs’ network of artists that get considered for support activities, events, and future promotion opportunities.

Two artists or artistic collaborations will be selected to participate via this application process. Applications will be peer-reviewed and selected by a jury consisting of a dance artist, an artist from another discipline and a board member.

Applications must be submitted online to

2018/19 Application Guidelines

The following information is required:

1. Contact information

2. A description of the research project: Explain the inspiration for your project, why you wish to undertake it at this time. (Approximately 750 words)

3. Artistic statement (400 words or less) For collaborations, this can be a combined statement or include the statements of each applicant

4. Max 2 page CV (for each collaborator)

5. Biography of the lead artist(s): If you are selected, this text could be used for promotional purposes (press release, website, social media, etc.)

6.  Brief description of a proposed workshop based on your research (150 words max)

7.  Budget: This is a critical part of the application. If you require more hours, or are working with a collaborator, this should be reflected in the budget. Make sure you are allocating enough towards maintaining a professional rate for all collaborators. Materials, mentorship/consultation, and specific requirements should also be considered.


Resources facilitated by Young Lungs during the residency:

• An artist fee of $1,500

• A budget of $2,000 for additional labour and/or materials

• Access to studio space. This year we are residing at Video Pool’s The Output 100 Arthur St. which is an accessible space.

• Access to Young Lungs workshops

• Concluding round-table discussion on the research

• Public presentations of the research

• Annual Access Fund to Video Pool Media Arts Centre available upon request

• Presentation of your work will be documented

• Research will be considered for a written and visual essay published on website and future publication


Each artist/group is required to adhere to the following:

• Demonstrate/show their research at the Research Series presentation night open to the public
• Develop a workshop based on their research open to the public

• Share their process with a commissioned writer, photographer and other artists in series (ie. studio visits, conversation)

• Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities and feedback

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run service organization committed to the development, creation, and presentation of contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Please find more information about Young Lungs Dance Exchange at

YLDE is an equal opportunity organization and strives for a fair, cooperative, respectful and safe environment that protects and promotes the human rights and affirms the dignity of all persons. YLDE is committed to the principle of equitable access and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to self-identify.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application or the residency program, please do not hesitate to contact Leigh Anne Parry at