This newly created Artist Residency Programme (ARP) will be awarded to one recipient on an annual basis.
The recipient will have free tuition and access to:
- One session (6 classes) with John Gordon (On-Camera Scene Study)
- One session (6 classes) with Shaun McComb (On-Camera Scene Study)
- One session (5-6 classes) with Peter N. Bailey (Voice Study)
- Three hours of business coaching with Cynthia Chan
Applications will be accepted for the 2022-23 Residency until April 30, 2022 (6:00pm EST)
Short-listed candidates will be granted an interview mid-May and the recipient of the 2022-2023 ARP will be notified by June 15, 2022.
The 2022-23 ARP will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023.
ARP Information Package:
- Completed ARP Google Application Form including headshot + resume/artistic CV.
- Reference letter from a member of the artistic community.
- Personal essay (500-1000 words).
- Video submission – maximum 3 minutes demonstrating a sample of your art form.
What is the selection process?
- Applications due by April 30, 2022 (6:00pm EST)
- Selection committee (Cynthia Chan, John Gordon, Shaun McComb, Peter Bailey and Christian Lloyd) will review applicants from May 1-15, 2022.
- Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an online interview by May 15, 2022.
- Interviews will be held on May 27, 2022.
- ARP Recipient will be notified by June 15, 2022.
What should I focus on in the Essay and Video portion of the application?
Essay (min. 500 words, max. 1000 words):
Please tell us your story, why you want to study acting at The Dirt + why you are applying for the ARP.
Video Submission (max. 3 minutes):
Please show us a sample of your art form (i.e. demo reel, monologue, dance, musical performance, scene you directed).
What will the selection committee be looking for when choosing the Residency recipient?
- Applicant is curious and embracing of The Dirt’s philosophy towards acting and artistic pursuits.
- Special consideration for people who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour).
- Applicant has faced adversity + hardship while pursuing acting or another art form.
- How will studying at The Dirt for a year impact the applicant’s artistic future?
What are the goals of creating the ARP?
- encourages people to apply who otherwise felt that they weren’t able to
- promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in our Dirt community
- allows The Dirt to be able to give back to the acting community
- gives The Dirt a way to connect with a wider artistic community
Who can apply to The Dirt’s ARP?
Anyone who has a passion for the arts can apply!
How do I apply?
Click here. The online application form will prompt you to upload all required documents.
Who can I contact for more information?
Cynthia Chan (Dirt’s Administrative Director) – firstname.lastname@example.org
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