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2019 DANZ Dance Residency at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora Christchurch - EOI

Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
Movement Art Practice
The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora

Job details

DANZ & The Arts Centre Toi Matatiki Toi Ora
18 Oct 2019
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Performing Arts


Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ), in partnership with The Arts Centre Toi Matatiki Toi Ora, is offering a unique opportunity for a Christchurch-based dance artist to explore their craft during a supported two week residency.

WHERE: The Arts Centre  Toi Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch

WHEN: 18 – 30 November 2019


The aim of the DANZ Dance Residency (DDR) is to create a supported opportunity for a local dance artist to expand and develop their choreographic expression.

This project presents a pathway for an independent dance artist to have time and space to explore ideas, concepts, styles and forms of expression. The emphasis is on exploration, experimentation and is open to all dance styles and expressions of movement.

“As an emerging choreographer my methodology is still settling, and an important part of my practice is to collaborate with performers. Residencies are very helpful to solidify some practical things I can continue to do as an artist to moving forward to craft a good working environment…. It is heartening to see DANZ continue to extend their programme of dance residencies to other centres and I fully support them in this mission.” ­– Caitlin Davey, 2018/2019 DDR Recipient


DANZ will provide:

  • Rehearsal space at The Arts Centre in Christchurch for 10 days.
  • An artist stipend @ $750 per week.
  • $1,500 towards stipend for additional dancers/artists (if requested)
  • A mentor (if requested) for up to six hours.

Note: Stipends paid to artists and mentor fees will be taxed at the appropriate rate.


  • A public showing and/or forum at the end of the two week process during the Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival curated by Movement Art Practice (MAP).
  • A community workshop and/or public activation based on the residency (to be discussed with DANZ and The Arts Centre).
  • A written report on the artistic and cultural benefits of the residency.
  • Images and/or video material for promotional purposes.


  • Deadline for expressions of interest 5pm, 18 October 2019
  • Successful recipient informed 25 October 2019
  • Residency will take place 18 - 30 November 2019
  • Public showing/forum will be programmed into MAP’s Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival (30 November).
  • Community workshop and activation schedule to be negotiated with DANZ and The Arts Centre.

With thanks to support from  Movement Art Practice, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora and Creative New Zealand.


How to apply


Application for the DANZ Dance Residency is by written proposal, outlining ideas for choreographic exploration.

Please complete the attached application form with request for the following information:

  • Name and contact details
  • Dance background
  • Title of project
  • Area/focus of exploration and why
  • What are your anticipated outcomes/impacts (for yourself and community/artists you might engage with during your residency)
  • How this opportunity will benefit your career/practice
  • Details of Mentor and/or dancer(s) you may wish to use
  • Your current CV

Application form: https://form.jotform.co/92097240674865

Applications close 5pm, 18 October 2019.

If you have any questions please contact DANZ by emailing danz@danz.org.nz or phone 04 801 9885.

Written by

DANZ Dance Aotearoa New Zealand

3 Sep 2019

Interests DANZ, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand is the national organisation for dance.