Current Open Calls

Performing Diaspora 2021

Cherie Hill IrieDance in "She-Verse," Performing Diaspora 2019. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Cherie Hill IrieDance in “She-Verse,” Performing Diaspora 2019. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Performing Diaspora is one of four residencies as part of CounterPulse’s acclaimed Artist Residency Commissioning program (ARC). This residency supports artists whose work is rooted in a tradition, yet is also completely contemporary. A commitment to both tradition and experimentation, Performing Diaspora incubates meaningful and rigorous innovation. Public discussions, performance festivals, and symposia stimulate the intersection of immigrant, cultural, and artistic communities to inspire discourse and artistic excellence.

Residency Period: Jan 1- June 28, 2021
Shows: June 3-5 & 10-12, 2021

Deadline for LOIs: Monday, July 13, 2020, 11:59pm

Residency culminates in two weekends (six evenings) of double-billed performances and includes:
$1500 Artist Stipend
➞ $1000 Production Budget
➞ 25% of Box Office
➞ 100 hours of rehearsal space
➞ Production, Marketing, and Tech support

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CounterPulse Co-Production

Swimming Pool: Mara Poliak, Layton Lachman, and Abby Crain; Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The CounterPulse Co-Production program is open to all genres of performing artists, ensembles, companies, collectives, etc. looking to stage completed works as part of our Fall or Spring curated seasons. As a co-producing artist, CounterPulse partners with your by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your work to stage.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Photo of Kim Ip/Krimm’s Dance Party in “ceremonious present” by Robbie Sweeny