Company in Residence Program

Company in Residence Program
NECCA is dedicated to supporting emerging American based performance companies to create and refine productions with circus as their primary modality.
This program is offered with support from National Endowment for the Arts.


What is the program?
What does the program include?
What does the program not include?
Who should apply?
When can the Residencies take place?
Who are the Directors or Creative Consultants?
How much does it cost?
What is the application process?

What is the program?


Our Company in Residence program supports the creation of new work, or the revision of an existing work, in a 3 week training supported by our artistic and technical staff.

Creation Residency: For companies with a rough vision of their creative goals who will begin the process of writing, developing and staging a “first draft” of their show.
Performance Residency: For companies with a ‘work in progress’ ready for editing, revising and polishing.

NECCA is dedicated to supporting emerging American based performance companies to create and refine productions with circus as their primary modality.


What does the program include?


- appx 40 hrs of training per week for 3 weeks in 20-40' high studio
- work with a Director or Creative Consultant to help create or guide the company’s performance vision
- work with a Production Mentor for technical & business support
- support for a final presentation including Q&A session with audience
- technical staff for a final presentation
- video & photo of the final performance
- lodging for up to 8 company &/or crew members
- Production Residencies may also include post-Residency support by the Director/Creative Consultant through their first performance post-residency.


What does the program not include?


- Technical circus skills training. For company members looking for physical skills coaching, we can set up coaching time separately (add’l fees will apply).
- Companies must provide all their own circus equipment.
- Companies must carry Liability Insurance as a company or for each individual performer. In addition, each performer must have personal health insurance coverage.
- Companies applying for a Performance Residency must include a Stage Manager to coordinate rehearsal and tour logistics (this can be a performer, but it is not recommended), plus one person to run sound for the performances. This can be the same person.


Who should apply?


- Any company based in the United States, with at least 50% American cast & crew.
- Because ‘circus’ is such a diverse art form, we invite applications by any company that utilizes acrobatics, manipulation, aerials, balance or clowning/physical theater.
- We support a wide range of artistic visions from “traditional” to “contemporary” and everything in between and out side, as long as circus is the primary modality.


When can the Residencies take place?


Fri June 7 - Sun June 30, 2019 (application deadline Feb 1)
Sat Aug 10 - Fri Aug 30, 2019 (application deadline extended to May 1)
June 2020 and Aug 2020 applications can be submitted any time.


Who are the Directors or Creative Consultants?


Depending on the need of the Company we will connect them with a Director or a Creative Consultant. A Director will have a stronger voice in the process for a group looking for outside vision, and a Creative Consultant will guide the Company in making their visions into reality.

During the application process we will work collaboratively with the Company to select a director or creative consultant whose background works well with the needs of the Company. Some of the well known performance educators in the NECCA community include Aimee Hancock, Jesse Dryden, Troy Wunderle, Rob Mermin, Jamie Hodgson, Bill Forchion, Serenity Smith Forchion and Elsie Smith.


How much does it cost?


With the benefit of our NEA ArtWorks grant, NECCA will cover 50% of the cost of the Residency. The cost to the company will $3700. (NOTE: performers local to Brattleboro who provide their own housing will be discounted the lodging fee.) A 50% deposit is required upon acceptance. The balance will be due 2 weeks before the residency begins.

What is the application process?


Please complete the application below.
Looking for more details? click HERE for the full information document.



Contact

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802-254-9780
info@necenterforcircusarts.org


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