We are delighted to be able to announce today that after a decade of successful residency programs, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts have teamed up to create their newly-designed Boston Dancemakers Residency.

The Boston Dancemakers Residency is designed to support experienced dancemakers in the development of original work by providing research, development, rehearsal, financial and production resources. These resources include a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio time, discounted rehearsal space, a dancemaker stipend, and rehearsal pay for up to six dancers.

The Boston Dancemakers Residency supports Boston-area dance artists who are striving to develop, adapt or reinvent their creative process. Designed to promote artistic growth, the residency seeks artists with strong choreographic foundations who are driven by curiosity and a bold vision to reach beyond their existing practice. The residency will serve as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and need dedicated time and space to be fully realized. BCA and BDA encourage dancemakers to take risks, invest time and focus in working with their dancers, build the skills to develop and advance original ensemble work and dive deeply into their creative process.

Two Boston-area dancemakers will be invited to participate in the residency program. Read all the details here and feel free to reach out with your questions. We are confident that this new program will have a significant impact on Boston dance, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are grateful to the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation for continued support of fellowships to support Boston’s artists.