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Call for Submissions: Research Project #21

We are now seeking submissions for Research Project #21, which will take place Sunday, June 23, 2019. The deadline to submit is Monday, June 10, 2019.

Cherrie Yu and collaborator performing at RP15, taken by Nora Sharp.

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,  Watering Can Dance, and Sara alek. RP was started by Greer Dworman in 2013.

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

  1. 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?
  2. A link to a brief work sample reflecting your current or past work.
  3. The length of time that would best serve your needs in showing. We seek a balance that works for all present. Most nights feature 3-4 performers over the course of an hour, with an average individual performance length of around 10 minutes.
  4. Your technical needs (i.e. sound, projector, etc). Please know that OuterSpace is a low-tech venue with simple lighting and sound amplification. If you have additional technical needs we may ask you to simplify or provide your own equipment/technician.

Artists for whom we can make space will be notified by June 14 and will present their work on June 23 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. Please know that Outer Space is a low-tech venue. We provide simple lighting and

Submit proposals to researchprojectchicago@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, June 10, 2019