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September 20, 2022 - October 5, 2022

Call for Applications: Elevators Residency Program

Hosted by Embrace Arts Foundation

The Elevators Residency Program is a partnership between Impulse Theatre and Embrace Arts Foundation that supports micro-projects from local neurodiverse and disabled artists.

Up to 3 projects will receive one-on-one mentorship from Elevators Mentor, Tiffany Tjosvold. Tiffany (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator whose practices are rooted in movement and play. She is a chronically ill individual whose experience informs her desire to create accessible artistic spaces. Tiffany is also the founder of Embrace Arts Foundation, a multidisciplinary arts organization for individuals of all abilities.

Elevators is an opportunity for artists who want to create new work, receive mentorship, and share their ideas in a way that fits their current capacity. The program seeks projects in any style of performance including: dance, theatre, music, storytelling, and/or interdisciplinary work. Applicable projects must be led by a self identifying disabled and/or neurodivergent artists. Project participation can be in-person, or digitally. Priority is given to artists residing in Lekwungen/W̱SÁNEĆ territory.  The nature and scope of the mentorship is open to be negotiated/navigated by the artist(s) and Tiffany Tjosvold. Projects will be selected by a committee of Peek Fest staff.

IMPULSE PROVIDES:

  • Up to 5 hours of dedicated studio time between November 1st and 19th, 2022 (based on project need).
  • Mentorship with Tiffany Tjosvold throughout the Residency
  • $300 honorarium
  • Access to all specialized Peek Fest workshops
  • A showcase opportunity with other residency projects on November 19

Impulse Theatre’s Peek Fest is an annual festival on Lekwungen Territory/Victoria running November 1st through November 19th, 2022. The festival offers an exciting new look at work-in-development from some of the province’s most innovative creators and contributes to the development and growth of local arts workers through showcases, workshops, and community events.

Application deadline October 5, 2022.

Accessibility

Need assistance filling out this application or have any specific questions or concerns regarding program accessibility? Please email our Accessibility Coordinator Tiffany at tiffany@impulsetheatre.ca.

Organizations

Embrace Arts Foundation

Embrace is an organization devoted to creating meaningful artistic opportunities for individuals of all abilities. We run classes, camps, school programs, shows, and community events on Vancouver Island. Embrace strives to build safe places of connection through movement, music, and artistic expression.