Artist Residencies and Dance

Think there aren't many residency programs for dance? Think again! There are over 160 residency programs in the U.S. and Canada open to dancemakers, and dozens more around the world. Whether you are a solo choreographer looking for a quiet place to conduct research or a dance company polishing the production of new work, there's a residency program for you.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artist residency programs - places that provide artists of any discipline with dedicated time and space for the creation of new work. Distinct from performance- or teaching-based residencies, these programs focus on research-and-development without dictating outcome.

Explore the links on the right for resources specific to dance, and visit to learn more about how artist residency programs can support you!




Case Studies



"Mind the Gap" Report


Alliance homepage

"[A residency] could be the basis for a whole new kind of audience development that isn't based on finances but on the currency of ideas." - Tere O'Connor, artist-in-residence, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography

The Alliance of Artists Communities' Dance Project is funded wholly by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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