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Trajectory Residency 2023

Applications for Trajectory Residency 2023 are now closed.  

In 2023, Trajectory Residency will support three emerging artists or teams to create a new work and build on their arts practice towards a sustainable career in the arts. 

 From January to June, Tantrum will provide these selected artists/teams with studio space and infrastructure to work on their idea and see it through its development. We will match these selected artists/teams with an industry mentor, providing invaluable feedback and guidance through this development period. 

 In partnership with Shopfront Arts, the residents will attend ArtsLab in Sydney and make valuable connections with other emerging artists and hear from industry professionals.  

Residents will attend free masterclasses by Critical Stages Touring and Tantrum to better their understanding of the industry and how to move forward as an emerging artist.  

The residency will culminate in SHOWROOM, an industry event where the artists-in-residence will present their works as works-in-progress, at the end of July.  

The opportunity is open to artists aged between 18 and 30 (or those in the first five years of practice) who are interested in live performance through the lens of any or a mix of forms, including theatre, visual art, dance, digital art, music and more.  

Trajectory Residency is the perfect opportunity to test and refine ideas, seek feedback, and engage in the rigorous process of developing a new work while supported by the Hunter’s leading professional youth arts organisation. 

Regional Artists  

Additionally, Critical Stages Touring have offered to contribute to accommodation and travel costs for a regional Hunter-based artist (i.e., living more than 1hr from Newcastle) to participate in Trajectory Residency. 

What will residency artists receive?  

  • Access to the Tantrum Studio for development/rehearsal from January to June – specific dates/times by negotiation. 
  • Mentoring by an established professional artist in a relevant field. 
  • Regular catch ups with other residents and Tantrum’s artistic team. 
  • An excursion to Sydney to connect with Shopfront’s ArtsLab residents and attend the presentation of their new works (March/April, exact date TBC). 
  • A masterclass with Critical Stages Touring around independent producing and the future touring of your work. A masterclass in funding with Tantrum’s Executive Director Tamara Gazzard. 
  • The opportunity to present a development showing of your new work alongside the other residents as part of SHOWROOM (24 July). 
  • Technical support around the presentation season. 
  • Optional: free registration for Terms 1 and 2 in Tantrum’s weekly PLAY UP workshops. 

 What does it cost? 

 There is no fee to undertake the Trajectory Residency. 

 How can I apply?  

Applications for Trajectory Residency 2023 are now closed.

Who can apply?  

This opportunity is for early-career artists aged between 18 and 30 (or in the first 5 years of practice) who are interested in live performance through the lens of any or a mix of forms, including theatre, visual art, dance, digital art, music and more. 

We encourage artists residing in Newcastle, the greater Hunter, Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast to apply, but accept applications from those coming from elsewhere. Tantrum welcomes diversity and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disability. 

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply, or if you require additional support with your application please email Tantrum’s Creative Director Nel Kentish – nel@tantrum.org.au   

 *Past Tantrum Residency mentors have included  Deborah Kelly, Wajun Carpenter, David Williams, Dan Koop, Mish Grigor, Malcolm Whittaker, Yumi Umiumare, Jodee Mundy, and Erth Visual & Physical. 

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