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The Convergence is an interdisciplinary arts incubator where artists work in community to facilitate one another’s vision. Supported by Lilly Endowment Inc this year, all accepted artists will receive a $300 participation stipend. Apply through April 7 on their website www.indyconvergence.org/application. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Each resident brings with them an in-process “side project” and is given 8 hours of rehearsal time and a small budget to develop their work using the skills of the group. IC also sponsors a larger “umbrella project” that incorporates contributions from every artists during over 20 hours of rehearsal. Typically residents work across disciplines, and choreographers might create costumes, while designers play the drums, and painters try their hand at dance.
The chance to explore and exercise your creativity outside of your native form is a unique aspect of the IC model. All residents are present each day as the space becomes an accelerator for creation. They begin each morning with a shared warm up and check-in, followed by workshops, and rehearsals. By dedicating yourself to being a contributor as well as a creator your own process will flourish. The residency culminates with an informal Open Lab Performance of the Side and Umbrella projects.
Over a two week period each artist:
“…Indy Convergence is a great big, energetic exercise in Dream it. Make it…” –Sarah Moon, 2012 participant
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