Providing support & opportunities to local artists

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Applications are now open for 2023/24 Artists-in-Residence.

Application deadline: Friday, March 24 11:59pm.

For more information and to apply, click here

The Performance Project @ University Settlement Artists-in-Residence (AIR) are selected for their demonstrated ability to create high-quality work and for their experiential understanding of what it means to create while embedded within the rich complexity of a truly diverse community. Our artists value their process as much as their work and are eager to experiment with their creation process, narrative structures and forms. 

Over the course of this year-long residency, we work with our AIR to nurture both their creative work and their relationships with our artist cohorts, Settlement staff and Settlement participants. Together we collaboratively build the skills and scaffolding needed to support creative risk-taking and authentic relationship-building. 

The residency is open to choreographers, theater artists and interdisciplinary performance artists who will be supported in creating a new work within the context of the University Settlement organization and supporting the voices of the various programs’ participants. 

Check out this video featuring our 2021-22 Artists-in-Residence, and learn more about each member of the cohort below: 




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Meet Our Current Artists-in-Residence

The Performance Project @ University Settlement Artists-in-Residence are selected because of the quality of their work and the open, welcoming nature of their process. These artists believe that creativity is a skill set that can be shared and learned. They have also demonstrated a commitment to restoring the notion that everybody has an artistic birthright to reclaim and, in doing so, quality of life can be improved.

Tuânminh Albert Đỗ

Tuânminh Albert Đỗ (he/him/em) - I am a mixed-Vietnamese, Polish immigrant, interdisciplinary artist based in NYC and I have received my BFA at NYU Tisch Drama...

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles (he/him) treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively through creative experiences that he helps unfold...

Philip Santos Schaffer

Philip Santos Schaffer (they/he) is a playmaker creating interactive performances in intimate and unconventional settings. Philip’s work has been seen in bathtubs across the country...

MODArts Dance Collective

MODArts Dance Collective (MADC), established in 2011 by Leah & Shaun Tubbs, holds space for ALAANA, MENA, & SWANA people through its choreographic work, festivals, concerts...

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