media release:

Research Exchange 2020 - Distanced and Digital Dance Potentialities

information for artists and expressions of interest for the 2020 research exchange can be found here.

Movement Art Practice (MAP) is delighted to launch their Residency Programme, the Research Exchange for 2020.

MAP is inviting Expressions of Interest from June 8 - 26 June. There are three residencies available all of which will be held throughout August culminating in a series of ‘Research Presentations’ on Saturday 29 August. 

The idea of an exchange and residency could allude to a location, however in this instance the location becomes the MAP website where the exchange occurs as the artists share their process as it unfolds. Artists will have free rein to share their research, process and outcomes on their own webpage. In addition all research presentations will be live streamed from wherever in the world the selected residency artists are based. 

“In previous Research Exchange iterations, we focussed on individual artists and their practice, this year, in response to the challenges we are now faced with in the wake of COVID-19, we will be seeking applications from collaborative duos and collectives. We want this residency to bring people together, even if the collaborations take place remotely and that digital platforms and systems can support these connections and realise innovative approaches.” says Julia Harvie, MAP Artistic Director.

MAP will support the selected artists with a stipend, a digital consultant, materials and presentation budget. With thanks to CNZ, the grant also gave MAP the opportunity to secure a live stream kit to stream high production and broadcast quality.

MAP recognises that for a lot of artists, digital is not a part of their practice but want to encourage both those who already employ digital and those who are very green to consider ways that digital could be used to enhance or explore a dance practice. “We anticipate some wild outcomes that we hope to resonate and beneficially impact the artists’ practice for years to come.”