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Research Exchange 2022: Research | Writing | Performance


Job details

Movement Art Practice
30 Nov 2021
Online, National, Canterbury
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Research, Performing Arts


Research | Writing | Performance

Previously facilitated in 2015, 2016, and 2020, the underlying kaupapa of MAP's Research Exchange residency programme is that of 'exchange'. While the programme gives artists the resources to go deeply into their own practice and research, it is also outward reaching in that the framework asks them to articulate and share their ideas, process, and outcomes with their peers and public through documentation of their research on the MAP website, an Instagram takeover, a public workshop, and research presentations.

MAP is seeking project proposals across all disciplines that focus on dance, movement, and choreography, to engage, research, and develop their practice. In 2022, the focus is on writing as practice.

Four residencies are available:

  • Monday 31 January - Friday 25 February 2022
  • Monday 4 April - Friday 29 April 2022
  • Monday 1 August - Friday 26 August 2022
  • Monday 3 October - Friday 28 October 2022

The artist/artists/artist collectives will be provided with:

  • Studio access 9am -3pm, Monday - Friday
  • Weekly stipend of $1000
  • Materials budget of $500
  • Zoom account access for 1 month
  • 10 hours with a Practice Advisor and 10 hours with a Theory Advisor
  • Office workspace with unlimited internet 10 hours/week at the MAP Studio, 76 Hawdon Street, subject to availability
  • If from out-of-town, travel, accommodation, and per diems can be covered within budget constraints

The artist/artists/artist collectives will provide:

  • One public workshop for the Otautahi community. Alternatively, a Zoom workshop may be held.
  • Research showing at The MAP Sessions upon the conclusion of their residency - this can be a performance, a WIP, a discussion, a presentation. This will also be live streamed and recorded.
  • A piece of writing/research submission to the MAP Quarterly publication
  • An blog/research journal on the MAP website for the duration of their residency
  • A 24 hour MAP Instagram takeover

A full brief is available on request, with details of artists' obligations and research details. Please email to receive this.

For more information on previous Research Exchange residencies, please visit the MAP website

How to apply

Artists/artist collectives are to submit a proposal, biography/ies, and evidence of previous work.

Please email as a single pdf to

A selection panel will work with Artistic Director, Julia Harvie to make the final decision early December, and successful research exchange artists will be notified by mid December.


Written by

Movement Art Practice

25 Oct 2021

Movement Art Practice (MAP) is a not-for-profit Contemporary dance organisation based in Ōtautahi Christchurch.