Works in Process Residency: Applications Open


Works in Process Residency: Applications Open

For Works in Progress of all performance modalities 

Theatre, Dance, Music, Film, Community-Engaged Performance, and New Media

cfpa will choose up to three Twin Cities-based artists at any stage in their careers to bring an existing piece and/or way-of-working into further development during our Spring short-term residency.  The key components of this residency are free rehearsal space and mentorship (from a professional whose work intersects with yours; from the cfpa team; and among co-residency artists.) The residency concludes with a public presentation and audience conversation.

Please note:  This residency is designed for the deepening and growth of a work already in process. If you need resources for creating a new piece, please consider applying in the late summer for our Fall New Works residency, which is intended to support the invention of new creative processes and new makings. Details will be available here:

Residency artist expectations:

  • Demonstrate an active interest in connecting with other artists across cultures, disciplines, and traditions.
  • Value public engagement in creative process and prepare personal reflections on rehearsal process via images, blog posts, etc. (to be published by cfpa.)
  • Host two open rehearsals, attended by your professional mentor, the cfpa team, and others as invited by you. One rehearsal will take place in late February; the other will take place in the week before the public presentation.
  • Present the work in process, open to the public, as part of cfpa's ReClaim Series on the evenings of Saturday,  April 20th  and Saturday,  April 27th.  All residents will present pieces on both nights.  The precise scope of presented work will be negotiated between the cfpa leadership team and the artist, after the first open rehearsal. cfpa expects the artist to present enough creative work to engage an audience for 15-20 minutes, to be followed by discussion. A required dress rehearsal will take place on the evening of Friday,  April 19th.  Artists are encouraged to continue to rehearse and revise in the week between the two presentations.

cfpa's commitment: 

  • Provide access to up to four (4) hours of free rehearsal/work space each week, between February 18th and April 26th, to be scheduled as available through the cfpa office. Please note that cfpa has limited available space on weekday evenings.
  • Contact, confirm, and arrange professional mentor participation.
  • Host the public presentation, providing:

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019, 6 pm

Apply here:

Application fee: $30 (Link to payment will be sent upon receipt of application)

Application fees contribute to: the cost of application review time, the honorarium paid to each artist's professional mentor, and stipend for the photographer/videographer to document presentations.  Any remaining funds go into cfpa's Artist Development Fund, to support future events and residencies.

Please note the selection process for these residencies is competitive and will be based on the artist’s proposed project, quality of work sample, achievability of goals, and relevance to cfpa’s mission and goals. We will announce residency artists on February 6th, 2019. 

For more information on the ReClaim Series and the artists involved, visit and click on “ReClaim Series.”

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Jan 9th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Feb 1st 2019, 6:00pm

Application Location

MN Artists