[nueBOX] is currently accepting applications from individual artists and/or artist teams to participate in the SEED Residency Program during Summer 2018 at Childsplay in Tempe. The SEED Residency Program is a mini-residency that is meant to give artists time to explore and investigate new ideas without the pressure of developing a finished work. Artists will receive 15 hours of rehearsal space ($400 value), available on Tuesday nights at Childsplay with an opportunity to share their emerging work at an Experimental Art Night in August. The residency is open to movement-based artists who define themselves as emerging or mid-career artists, and have a need for rehearsal space in the Metro-Phoenix area.


Application Fee: $10


Eligibility The residency is open to interdisciplinary solo artists or collaborative teams who define themselves as emerging or mid-career artists, and have a need for rehearsal space in the Metro-Phoenix area.


Deadline: April 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m.




  • Interdisciplinary solo artists or collaborative teams that involve a dialogue, merger, or collision of ideas, with a center in embodied, movement-based practice.

  • Artist teams or solo artists with a home-base in the greater Phoenix metro area

  • Applicants who have previously been accepted into a [nueBOX] residency will ONLY be considered for a second residency if their application shows an evolution of their practice by working with a new collaborative team or exploring a new skill set.

  • University students are ONLY eligible to apply if they will be graduating before the end of the residency AND are part of a collaborative team that includes non-students





  • Rehearsal Studio Space – Artists will receive up to 2.5 hours/week of rehearsal space in the movement studio at Childsplay in Tempe for a total of 15 hours ($300 estimated value)

  • Informal Showing - Artists will be able to share their emerging work at Experimental Art Night in the Mesa Arts Center Acting Studio, which is equipped with a basic lighting grid and sound system.

  • Documentation - Artists will receive professional-quality documentation of their informal showing if they choose to participate in Experimental Art Night.

  • Staff Support - Receive individual support from staff members in developing and achieving artistic and research goals

  • Publicity – [nueBOX] will help to promote the work of the artists by creating a website page and sharing about the project on social media.





  • Live in the metro Phoenix area for the duration of the residency

  • Share your artistic process and progress on social media outlets

  • Attend all scheduled rehearsals

  • Maintain a high level of respect for the facilities at Childsplay and the staff of [nueBOX] and Childsplay




The steps:



What the application asks for:


  • Artist Statement (max 200 words)

  • 1 Research Question you will be exploring during your residency and a description of your creative research methods.

  • Bios

    • Include a bio for each team member (max. 200 words/bio)


  • Previous Work Samples

    • Include previous work samples from artists involved in the project.

      • For Video Links:

        • Include a link to YouTube or Vimeo videos

          • One video of up to 3 minutes may be provided.

            • To showcase work from multiple artists, edit into one 3 minute video.

      • For Images:

        • Upload image files in .png or .jpg formats

          • Submit a maximum of 3 images

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