Call for movement-based performance submissions: Research Project #19

Submitted by norasharp on Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:50pm

Call for Submissions: Research Project #19, Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7pm, OuterSpace, Chicago

Deadline to submit: Monday, November 12

Research Project is a low-stakes, high-investment works-in-progress performance series hosted at OuterSpace Studios. RP brings together artists in the midst of their creative processes to show work, share process, give & receive responses, and chew the fat. Each RP features about an hour's worth of performance, followed by a gently facilitated conversation of equal length. This opportunity provides a community forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and artist-to-peer support. We welcome artists and their work at any phase in their careers and processes.

Research Project is coordinated by Nora Sharp and Aurora Tabar with the support of OuterSpace & The Watering Can Dance. RP was started by Greer Dworman in 2013.

If you’re interested in showing work, please know and send along the following:

– RP is shaped to serve movement-based artists, though we encourage a broad view of this language.

– Please send us a brief description of the work you wish to share, where you are in your process, and what you hope to gain from this in-progress opportunity. What are you looking for from your audience?

– If possible, please send a link to a brief work sample reflecting your current work.

– Please let us know the length of time that would best serve your needs in showing. Most nights feature 3-4 performers over the course of an hour, with an average individual performance length of around 10 minutes.

Artists for whom we can make space will be notified by November 19 and will present their work on December 2 at 7pm at OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor in Wicker Park, Chicago. We regret that there is not an elevator available at this space.

Submit proposals to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

Save the date for 2019 Research Projects: February 3, April 7, June 2, & August 4.

For more information on RP and its history, check out


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