Research Exchange

Research Exchange Artists in Residence Programme

MAP is opening its annual residency program for 2024 at Sutton House on the edge of the Residential Red Zone in Ōtautahi Christchurch. This residency offers 2 artists the resources to go deeply into their own practice and research while also outward reaching through a framework  of activities. We are seeking artists’ proposals from either new or established performance practitioners across all disciplines that focus on dance, movement, choreography and/or embodied practice.

  • The two selected artists will reside at Sutton House during 16th Jan – 25th Feb 2024. The Research Performances will take place consecutively at the end of February and embodiments/aspects of their work will take part in the MAP Resides exhibition at CoCA – Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki in March 2024. 
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The Research Exchange Residency gives artists:

  • the time and space to focus solely on their art, without the distractions of their usual environment;
  • the chance to relate differently within a location, being exposed to a new community, techniques, materials;
  • an occasion to build long-lasting relationships with other creative individuals;
  • convenience to experiment with new approaches to their work;
    opportunities to showcase their work to a wider audience.
  • Weekly stipend per artist $1000 totalling $6000
  • Travel costs per artist = $500 +GST
  • Per diems per artist collective = $50 for total 42 days
  • Accommodation at Sutton House
  • Materials budget $500 +GST
  • Up to 10 advisor hours per artist
  • Page on MAP’s website for research
  • Hot desk space at Toi Auaha
  • Hosting, kai, livestream of Research presentation
  • Complimentary copy of The Map in which their written research will be published
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Artists in residence are expected to engage with:

  • At least 1 workshop each (or combined, or both)
  • 1 combined closing research presentation
  • 1 written contribution to “The Map” – in-house publication

This year’s programme:

focuses on provocations towards Speculative Futures. Artists are invited to respond to questions such as – but not limited to:

  • Which worlds would you design/erase/construct/destroy/form/reform/perform/deform?
  • Through what other relationships with time could we move? 
  • What if past, present and future met and/or collapsed? 
  • Which ways your practice could move us beyond what currently exists into the realms of what could be?

    In the modes of practice, we invite artists to engage with:

  • Time-based works that challenge the conventions of form 
  • Consider the possibility of Site Responsiveness, acknowledging the interferences the territory creates in their experience in residence as well as their interferences onto the territory. 
  • Be open to Collaborative Contamination whereby the artists in residence work on their own projects while being affected – and affecting – each other’s works in unprescribed ways of collaboration. 

Selection of applications will be open between 14 September and 24 October 2023. 

▶ Results: 20 November 2023 

▶ Q&A: 27 September 2023 • 17:30-18:30 (NZT) 

MAP would like to invite interested parties to an informal online meeting on 27 September at 17:30 via the ZOOM platform. The MAP team will be there to answer any questions related to the open call, the selection process, or other rising questions. 

Meeting ID: 963 1477 5610

Contact email for any questions related to the open call: residencies[at]movementartpractice.org 

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Research Exchange Artists in Residence Programme

Each year MAP invites artists from in and out of Aotearoa to apply to take part in the Research Exchange Artist Residencies held in Ōtautahi. Selected artists work in-studio for 6 weeks, present a workshop and research presentation to the public, as well as either contribute a piece of writing to The Map publication or create a web page detailing aspects of their work. Each Research Programme is funding dependent so join the MAP newsletter for the call for applications. 

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