Strange Attractor Writer in Residence Program: Applications now open!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Strange Attractor are calling for applications for the 2016 Writer in Residence (WiR) program!

An initiative of Strange Attractor and funded by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, the Writer in Residence program is an excellent opportunity for a writer to critically engage with, and creatively respond to, interdisciplinary arts practice and contemporary performance.

This is a paid residency, and attracts a writers fee of $500.

In cooperation with the Strange Attractor team, the writer will engage with the artists participating in Strange Attractor: make-think-speak and observe various aspects of the program – including rehearsals, development and performance – to create 2-3 pieces of written work.

All applications must include your CV, responses to the selection criteria and a short (1 page) sample of written work. Download the information package for more information.

Applications close Wednesday 15th June, 2016.

Strange Attractor: make-think-speak is a two-week development platform for professional dance/contemporary performance makers and interdisciplinary artists. The lab invests time and resources in artistic research, critical dialogue and sharing of choreographic practice amongst artists, the general public and industry. Strange Attractor offers a unique focus on development amongst peers of varied and diverse forms and practices and is therefore unlike any other dance residency or artist development programs in Australia.

Internationally acclaimed artist/producer David Pledger facilitates “make – think – speak”. The lab will develop artists’ working processes in discrete art-form practice and inter-disciplinary practice across the performing and visual arts. David is a contemporary artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe. From his initial practice, live performance, he has developed a cross-disciplinary dramaturgy in which a central platform is engaging with artists across art forms and experts from social, scientific and academic fields.

strange attractor: “make – think – speak” is supported by Arts ACT, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, QL2 Dance and Canberra Contemporary Arts Space.