Integrating NYC’s dance community with the public university system, CDI provides rehearsal and performance space at 13 CUNY colleges and three partner organizations across the boroughs, plus teaching opportunities and a stipend. Individual choreographers and companies working in a variety of styles, from contemporary to classical and culturally specific forms, are encouraged to apply.
Residencies are awarded on an annual cycle from July 1 – June 30.
In order to be eligible for a CDI residency, choreographers/companies:
- must reside or be incorporated in the five boroughs of New York City
- must be emerging or established professional companies with demonstrated artistic excellence
- may NOT be full-time faculty or staff at CUNY colleges
- may NOT have already received a CDI residency for two consecutive years
Each CDI residency varies, depending on the needs of the selected choreographer/company and the available facilities (studio or theater) at the host campus. Residencies range from rehearsal only to one that includes a master class/lecture-demonstration or other opportunity for the campus community to become familiar with the artist’s work, and/or a performance. The residency may be used to support the creation of new work or to rehearse existing repertory, or a combination of the two.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2024