CLIP: Creative Living Interdisciplinary Projects

Calling all Creatives: dancers, improvisers, artists, writers and researchers of all kinds.  Join us for Creative Living Interdisciplinary Projects, the Earthdance residency program that offers the beauty and solace of rural Western Massachusetts combined with the focused and engaged community of Earthdance and its surrounds.

CLIP is an opportunity for you to focus on the development of your work and share with the local community through a variety of formats.  You can offer a weekly class to our residents and local community, a performance, give a talk, set-up a dialogue or discussion, or create your own way of engaging with the community that supports the development of your work.  

We welcome applications for CLIP in the following areas:

Artist Track: For dancers, writers, actors, musicians and interdisciplinary artists. Time & space, indoors and out, to delve into what you want to create, with technical support and opportunities for community engagement.
Sustainability Track: For environmentalists, scientists, researchers, green builders, ecologists, or anyone who wishes to engage with the Earthdance land and landscape.  Use this residency toward your own research and in collaboration with Earthdance's specific sustainability needs.  This program is NEW! Bring your ideas and help us develop it!
Intergenerational Track: For young artists, dancers, performers, hip-hop artists, researchers, academics, people who wish to spend time developing their craft at Earthdance, along with adult mentorship. This program is NEW and we need your collaboration! Bring your ideas and help us develop it!
Earthdance provides 4 hours of studio (or other research/work space) each day, along with room & board.  Additional time is often available during the week depending on the current calendar of events.  Residencies range from 1-4 weeks and are co-created to meet the needs of each applicant.  

Have another idea?  We’re open to accommodating shorter or longer visits and creative structures that match your schedule and focus.

CLIP Residents live amongst our residential staff in a communal setting.  There is ample time for interaction, as well as personal retreat and exploration.  Depending on space/availability you are welcome to bring your full company, additional artist/collaborators, or to schedule other independent CLIP residents to provide mutual support for your process.  Visit the Visitor Information page on our website to learn more about Earthdance and the spaces available to you during your residency.  

CLIP Residency Fees and Requirements
$800 per month, or $225 per week, or $35 per day in the Fall, Spring and Winter and $40 per day during the Summer for a single artist resident.  Additional artists/collaborators cost $35 per person per day in the Fall, Spring & Winter, and $40 per person per day during the Summer. 
Up to 3 hours of community engagement each week: Being at Earthdance is being in community; we ask that you take part in this collective home through cooking and light cleaning during your stay.
1 community offering: A public engagement that reveals something about your process and work during the residency (see above for details). 
A report or relic from your time at Earthdance, along with some feedback to help to us continue to develop this program. 
To Apply:

Download and fill out the application and send all required materials by email or mail to:

Krista DeNio, Executive & Artistic Director
252 Prospect Street
Plainfield, MA 01070

If you have questions call: (413) 634-5678 ext. 2 or email krista [at] earthdance [dot] net


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