Open Call

2019–2020 Choreographer and Composer Residency

Rabbit Island Foundation

With Funding
Calumet, United States


The Choreographer and Composer Residency is open to individual applicants worldwide. The primary backgrounds of applicants should be in choreographic or composition fields. Groups or established collaborators should not apply. The minimum age requirement for all applicants is 21 years of age by January 1st, 2019. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and capable of managing their own schedule in a remote environment. It is strongly advised that applicants are comfortable in the outdoors and have experience with camping, wilderness travel, boat handling, and first aid. Due to the nature and location of the island, the residency is not handicap accessible and unable to accommodate applicants with mobility issues.

Number of Participants

One choreographer and one composer will be awarded residency.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 21, 2019 - July 17, 2019


  • $2,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $25.00 application fee


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage


Cabin, Kitchen, Live/Work, Nomadic, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Tent


No meals


Ballet, Choreography, Composers, Dance, Music, Music Composition, Opera


No languages listed

Program Description

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University announce a residency opportunity specifically for choreographers and composers. This three week residency will embrace collaborative possibility in a profoundly wild setting by offering time, space, and financial support to explore modern environmental ethic via the mediums of dance and music. One individual choreographer and one individual composer will be selected—it is highly likely that they will not have met or worked together previously—and a new collaborative work will be created. The duo will be given a two week residency period on the island, and one week of studio time on the adjacent Keweenaw Peninsula mainland. After the residency, the work will be developed by the composer-choreographer duo with assistance by the Rozsa Center staff, and premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. Full details and Application Guide at the Apply link.

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