Incubate artists, change the world.
Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. Through work-in-progressing showings, discourse events, and culminating live performances, this program is a platform for investigating relevancy and creating new knowledge. By eliminating boundaries between disciplines, between artists and audience, and between communities, Edge produces innovative performance works with transformational potential.
CounterPulse offers a rotation of supported artist residencies each year spanning different ways of making. Each residency concludes with a fully produced work on stage at CounterPulse.
Interested in participating in one of our residencies? Check out current Open Calls >>
Cover Photo: Liz Tenuto/Dance and a Half’s This Year Will be Different: A Self-Help Musical, Photo by Robbie Sweeny
CounterPulse’s ARC Edge residency program is made possible with support from the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.