Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata have collaborated to offer development residencies for Southern California artists creating new works of live performance. The program is designed to provide vital infrastructure for Los Angeles based artists, and places emphasis on work that reflects/connects to the unique histories, environments, communities, issues and artistic legacies that define it.
Selected projects receive 24-hour access to dedicated space for a one- or two-week period at Automata in Los Angeles’ Chinatown District, as well as additional financial support in the form of a modest stipend. This is a alternative performance space/gallery, suitable for small to mid-scale projects, that either need minimal technical infrastructure or construct their own systems of design and installation.
Each residency will be crafted in collaboration with the artistic team, who are asked to identify specific areas of research, development and/or collaboration, along with a minimum of one point of public engagement, which may take the form of conversations, workshops, showings or other activities open to the public. In addition to supporting the quality of works being developed, we also seek to extend the dialogue about contemporary performance, and connect institutions, audiences and students to the creative life of artists.
Collaboratively offered by Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata, with support from the California Art Council’s Creative California Communities program.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2016 at 11:59PM PST
– Contact information for a lead artists, based in the Greater Los Angeles area.
– Project title & list of participating collaborators.
– Project Summary: Provide a brief description of the proposed residency project.
– Project Timeline: Briefly outline how this residency fits in your overall development process.
– Residency Proposal: Describe in detail how you would use a 1- to 2-week residency at Automata, including participants and any specific areas of creative development or research that would serves as your focus.
– Scheduling: List any known dates your team is unavailable to participate in a residency between March and August 2017.
– Lead applicant artist statement or bio.
– At least one, and no more than three, work samples that represent your work. Each work sample should be no longer than five minutes in length. Video work samples are preferred. Samples may be from previous work, or work-in-process of your current project.
To prepare for completing the online application, download a pdf sample here:
Development +Research Residency Application SAMPLE QUESTIONS.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form via the link below. All complete applications received by the deadline will be considered. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision via e-mail by January 25, 2017.
Complete the online application here:
Development + Research Residency APPLICATION
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This season marks the first inclusion of a curatorial artist in residence at the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA, and we are thrilled to announce Miranda Wright and Los Angeles Performance Practice have received this honor. The Center’s goal is to provide time and space for the incubation and progression of new work from a like-minded local and emerging curatorial voice.
This ongoing residency gives CAP UCLA the opportunity to simultaneously support younger artists working in L.A., and to learn more about their practice and purpose. Their hope is to discover where the CAP mission and vision overlaps with these artists, and explore we might be able to collaborate as artists and presenters of contemporary performance within the LA arts community.
Miranda Wright has selected the first round of LAPP artists to participate, all of whom have new work in development, with existing relationships to Los Angeles Performance Practice. We are thrilled for this special opportunity, as it paves the way for a more supportive development process with local partners, leading to exciting new work with the potential to premiere in Los Angeles with the Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival or a partnering presenter, and increases the possibility of national and international presentations in the future.
Greg Wohead- December & April
Jennie Liu/Grand Lady Dance House – February
RYAT with guest Kate Watson-Wallace – February
Timur and the Dime Museum- March
Zoe Aja Moore- May
For more information: cap.ucla.edu/residencies/lapp
image above by Greg Wohead