Providing support & opportunities to local artists

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Applications are now open for 2024/25 Artists-in-Residence.

Application deadline: Friday, March 8 11:59pm. EST

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 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 performance-based artists including choreographers, theater artists and interdisciplinary performance artists. AIR 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 2022-23 Artists-in-Residence, and learn more about our current and past cohorts 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.

Chromic Duo (Dorothy Chan & Lucy Yao)

We are Chromic Duo. We believe that by slowing down and looking at the smallest objects of the everyday, we can uncover truths and reimagine how we connect with each other...

Faustine Lavie/Faustine Lavie Dance Project

Faustine Lavie was born in Toulon, France, where she started ballet at 3 years old. She then studied in different renowned dance schools such as Paris Opera Ballet School & ESDC Rosella Hightower...

Kenneth Keng

Kenneth Keng steals ideas from their lonely childhood, puts them in plays and then pretends to be surprised when their daddy issues come out...

Paige “Queen TuT” Stewart/The Kingdom Dance Company

Paige "Queen TuT" Stewart hails from Queens, New York. She has been working as a dance teacher at various public schools, dance schools and arts centers as well as all over the Tri-state...

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