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Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Alumni Artist in Residence Program

Fall 2023 Open Call


The PCDC Alumni Guest Artist in Residence Program seeks to employ PCDC alumni movement artists to create original work on our PCDC dancers for the PCDC Winter Works 2023 dance concert.


Purdue University


Date of Winter Works: December 8 and 9, 2023

Length of Residency: August 14 - December 15, 2023

Deadline for Applications

Monday, April 24, 2023


The PCDC Alumni Guest Artist in Residence Program involves developing choreographic research on PCDC dancers for a semester-long residency. Rehearsals are twice per week with several design meetings and showings throughout the semester. This artist will need to reside within a traveling distance from Purdue University to maintain weekly contact with their dancers and production team through the course of the fall semester at Purdue University: August 14 – December 15, 2023. If you are long-distanced, alternative structures can be proposed by the applicant to be considered.

What the Residency Provides

  • $1,500.00 for choreography
  • Costume allotment
  • Video documentation and photos of work
  • Studio space within the Division of Dance
  • Committed PCDC dancers selected by the artist
  • An assigned student Sound Designer
  • An assigned student Lighting Designer
  • Performance on the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre
  • Advertisement on media and social media platforms
  • Mentorship from the Division of Dance Faculty

PCDC cannot provide accommodation, travel or per diem expenses. The Payment of $1,500 will be delivered the week of the performance.

Expectations/Commitment Requirements

The intention of the PCDC Alumni Guest Artist in Residence Program is to provide a supportive environment for our PCDC alumni dance artists to further develop their artistic voices. As part of this program, artists will be mentored by the Division of Dance Faculty and will participate in a showing/feedback process in order to deepen their artistic research. The Division of Dance expects each artist who participates in this residency to become a model for current PCDC students on how to continue their artist research beyond Purdue University. Artists are expected to attend all rehearsals, design meetings, choreographer meetings, showings/feedback sessions, and technical rehearsals. They are also expected to source their costumes with the costume allotment provided by the Division of Dance.

How to Apply

We request that you submit the following documents via email to Renee Murray at by Monday, April 24, 2023.

  1. A completed application form (link below)
  2. A current curriculum vitae or resume
  3. A statement of your artistic research/choreographic concept for Winter Works
  4. A maximum of four video links of your most recent works

Application Form

Here or email Sally Wallace at

Additional Questions

Email Sally Wallace at