Open call for Bora Bora Residency Centre 2021

Open call for Bora Bora Residency Centre 2021

Bora Bora Residency Centre welcomes proposals once a year through our open call. The programme is open to professional dance artists for projects to be researched and/or developed. The residencies are open to professional dance artists or dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea from all over the world. Each residency will be a 2-3 week residency. In addition, it is possible for Danish or Danish-based artists to apply for consideration for their international residency programmes, which are based on exchanges with the Residency Centre partners (read more about them here). Danish or Danish-based artists can also apply for a co-production, which you can read more about at the bottom of this page.

Bora Bora Residency Centre selects the residents through a focus on artistic quality, depth and innovation. They also welcome artists who want to interact with the host (partner venues or folk high schools) and local audiences. They will prioritize research residencies at this time. The organisers customize each residency after an analytic dialogue to explore your artistic focus in the residency and secure that the residency design supports this focus. If selected Bora Bora Residency Centre will provide: 

  • 2-3 weeks of studio time with one of our Danish co-hosts/partners
  • Travel covered for up to 4 artists/collaborators
  • Accommodation provided for up to 4 artists/collaborators
  • A fee of 875 euro per week per artist for up to 4 artists
  • Communication services as part of the Bora Bora Community with online artists database, listing in the newsletter and follow up listings about future residencies, co-production and premieres in the years to come

If required, they can also provide:

  • Feedback from in house dramaturgs
  • Feedback from external mentor/outside eye
  • In house tech support
  • Cooperation with external partners within the field of new technology, education, research and outreach

As a resident at Bora Bora Residency Centre, the artist is requested to:

  • Interact with the local community or audience through some sort of encounter (this can be a sharing or talk about your work, workshops etc.)
  • Contribute with info on your work for the website and newsletter
  • Include the Bora Bora Residency Centre on all future publicity materials relating to the work resulting from your residency
  • Give feedback to the organisers on the process of your residency

Applicants should demonstrate: 

  • An artistic idea that is daring and relevant here and now
  • A cv demonstrating your track record in making and presenting dance work
  • An understanding of how the residency will enhance your artistic development
  • An interest in a long-lasting relation with Bora Bora and partners

The selection is based on artistic curation by the jury consisting of two judges and Jesper de Neergaard (artistic director of Bora Bora in Denmark). The application form will be accessible from December 1st 2020 to January 8th 2021 Danish time. The next deadline for applications is January 8th 2021 Danish time.