Half in Company in DYNAMO residency. Foto by Cosmin Cirstea.

Open call – Residency Spring 2023

We are now receiving applications for an upcoming 4-weeks residency in Spring 2023 dedicated to contemporary circus artists based in the Nordic-Baltic region.

Professional contemporary circus artists and companies, based in the Nordic-Baltic region (excluding Denmark) are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from artists/companies who plan to premiere their performance within a year from the residency. 

The residency does not have a set thematic, and it is therefore open to artists working in any discipline and with any artistic thematic across contemporary circus.

Through the residency programme, DYNAMO aims to support the circus environment to its fullest extent by also providing artists with the opportunity to do unrestricted creative work and contribute to the development of contemporary circus in the Nordic-Baltic region and Europe.

What we offer

Space: As a group/artist in residency at DYNAMO you are provided with your own workspace in our Studio –  approx, 60m2. You get access to basic circus rigging equipment, crash mats and such. (Our max height for rigging in ceiling is 6 meters.) Basic lights and sound. Access to a backstage area, for meeting, rest, or showers.

Artistic & admin/production sparring: Upon agreement and according to your needs, we can arrange for and cover costs for artistic and creative sparring – for example with a dramaturg, scenographer, choreographer, or for non-artistic sparring – for example a builder, welder, carpenter, etc.

Economy: For this residency, we provide a 950 EUR production fee (per company) and cover travel costs to and from Denmark (up to 670 EUR per company). We also provide accommodation – private room in a shared apartment during your residency (limits may apply for big companies), as well as bikes for local transit. You can see pictures of the apartment here.

Documentation & PR: We offer PR through our digital media and print programme; the work in progress showing will be shot by our photographer.

Lunch: we provide lunch every weekday and access to the kitchen in the weekends. No other meals are provided.

What we expect

A public work in progress showing is part of the residency agreement. The showing will also be included in the program for our audience. As selected artist/company you provide materials for PR and promotion. In this residency you will share documentation of your process and credit DYNAMO on digital media during your stay.

Who can apply

Any professional artist or group/company based in the Nordic-Baltic region.
OBS: Companies and artists based in Denmark are not eligible.
You can apply with an already started production, we encourage applications for performances that are within a year from premiering. Note that a work in progress showing is part of the residency agreement.

When and where

The residency period is from 24th April 2022 to 22nd May  2023 (a total of 28 days) and takes place at DYNAMO, Finlandkaj 6, in Odense, Denmark. Read more about how you can arrive to DYNAMO on our website.

Further questions can be addressed to info@dynamoworkspace.dk.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the form below. Application deadline is 21st December 2022 and you can expect an answer from us no later than 20th January 2023.

Application Form

About you

* Fill in with numbers
*Write country(ies) you will be travelling from to Denmark on the occasion of this residency. Please indicate for all artists who plan to travel.
*remember country code

About your practice

Please provide us with information about your artistic profile
* How long have you been working professionally? Where did you study? Where have you performed etc.
*Social media, Webpage, Video Material, Previous peformances, etc. Add at least one link.
* What will you be working on? Please include: what circus disciplines are you using, and the stage of your creation.
* Why is this residency important for you at this time in your carreer?
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The residency is supported by Statens Kunstfond Residency Host, Odense Kommune, and Nordic Culture Point – Mobility funding.