Rec Room Arts

RESIDENCY

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

REC ROOM ARTS' ARTIST RESIDENCY PROVIDES ESTABLISHED ARTISTS, AS WELL AS YOUNG, FRINGE, AND EMERGING ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES, A PLACE TO DEVELOP AND PERFORM NEW WORK.  

OVERVIEW

Delivering on our promise to nurture and support innovative artists both locally and beyond, Rec Room Arts is happy to announce another installment of our artist residency program: The August Slot. The August Slot is an opportunity for theatre makers of all disciplines to mount a dream production at a professional theatre. Whether you are a designer, actor, director, writer, puppeteer, dancer, or fight choreographer, you can pitch a dream project that highlights your work. Pro-tip: We are interested in artists who work to bend and break the rules of conventional performance.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER?

What You Get From Us

  • The main theater in Rec Room from August 5 to 31st. (Rehearsal space during the day on both weekdays and Saturdays and after 1:30 on Sundays)

  • Load-in and tech starts August 10th

  • Two weeks of shows, running Thursday to Sunday for a total of 10 shows

  • Mentorship from Rec Room Arts’ artistic leadership. A team member will be present at the first read, designer run, dress run and production meetings

  • Limited tech support

  • Branding, Marketing & PR

  • Mentorship on next steps


What We Need From You

  • Bio (250 words)

  • Resume

  • Description of the work you want to present  (500 words)

  • Work samples (photos, video links, press, website)

  • Where are you in the process with this show now? Have there been previous workshops? Readings? Productions? (remounts and reworks are acceptable)  

  • Budget for the production and other possible sources of funding

  • Artists other than you who are attached to this project (if applicable)

  • List three artist whose’ work you love

  • Describe a theater or live performance experience that changed you – or your perception of what theater can be. (500 words max)

  • How does your piece fit with the mission of Rec Room Arts? (200 words max)

What you Need to Consider

  • Rec Room will not provide a set or scene shop

  • All other costs associated with the production are the responsibility of the Artist

  • The artist is responsible for creating their own production team, such as designer, actors, etc. Rec Room is happy to recommend talent but it is up to the artist to make contact and secure terms.

  • Housing in Houston is not provided, but Rec Room can recommend options.

PROGRAM DATES

Application Deadline - April 1, 2019
Start of Residency - August, 5 2019
End of Residency - August 31, 2019

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply to the Artist Residency program.


Rec Room's Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Our goal is to give vital support to emerging and established artists of every discipline. In order to to better serve Houston’s stellar arts community, we are currently revamping and improving the entire residency program.

Please check this space soon for more information.


FOR A LIST OF OUR CURRENT RESIDENTS, CLICK HERE.