Applications are now open for our 2022 Performing Artist Residency

Calling all Bay Area performance artists and collectives!

The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street is pleased to announce the continuation of our Artist Residency Program with a focus in 2022 on the performing arts.

In January 2021, the NEA reported that “although the COVID-19 has impacted the entire arts sector, nowhere has the effect been more direct, deep, and immediate than on the performing arts.” David Ireland himself collaborated with dance groups including Douglas Dunn + Dancers, and The David Ireland House archive includes costumes, props, and drawings of these collaborations. In light of the pandemic’s ongoing impact on this sector of the arts community, we extend an invitation to performance artists and collectives in the Bay Area to apply for our 2022 Artist Residency Program.

This ten-week residency will begin in February and end in May, culminating in an exhibition or public program events from May 15 to June 21, 2022. This residency is in partnership with Minnesota Street Project.

Diversions (2016), Douglas Dunn + Dancers performance at SFAI David Ireland exhibition reception, Painted coats by David Ireland. Photo: Taryn Haydostian.

The selected artist(s) will use the house as their studio, have access to The David Ireland House archives and study center, and consult with curator Lian Ladia on their final project. The project can be a performance work, multimedia exhibition, a public intervention with the house and/or the surrounding neighborhood, or a presentation of their research through a talk or symposium. A public education component is also suggested to be considered as part of the residency in collaboration with our education team. The artist(s) will be supported throughout the residency and afterward by the staff and resources of The House, extending the impact of the program far beyond the four-month period. There will be a $5,000 honoraria for the individual or collective and up to a $9,000 production budget. Contact Lian Ladia lian@500cappstreet.org with any questions.

The jurors include artist Aay Preston-Myint who is the current Program Manager at Headlands Center for the Arts, performing and community-based programming leader, Julie E. Phelps, Director of CounterPulse, and artist Maria Elena González, Sculpture and Ceramic Department Chair at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Deadline to apply December 10, 2021

Resident announced February 1, 2022

Apply Here

Image credit above: Douglas Dunn + Dancers performance at The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street (2016). Photo: Madison Voekel. Courtesy of Douglas Dunn + Dancers and 500 Capp Street Foundation