BOCA DEL LUPO LAUNCHES NEW PERFORMANCE WORKS AND RESIDENCY INTAKES
In summer 2018, the Granville Island Theatre District Society, cofounded by Boca del Lupo and Carousel Theatre for Young People, became the managers of Performance Works, a unique, versatile performance venue on Granville Island. In fall 2018, Boca del Lupo is conducting its first-ever Performance Works and Residency Program Intakes.
The goal is to allow performing artists working in all forms to obtain access to Performance Works, replacing the existing ‘first come, first served’ policy with transparent adjudication processes. This reflects Boca del Lupo’s mission, vision and purpose for managing the venue by advancing these priorities:
- To support new work; production, presentation, and creation of new Canadian and international performances
- To support projects by and for people of colour, mixed race and indigenous heritage while seeking a representative balance from across the spectrum of gender, ability and class
- To support work that is new and innovative in form; beyond traditional or conventional formal boundaries, taking risks and experimenting
Not all applications must necessarily exhibit all three or even one of these priority features to be considered; however, applications that share in any of these priorities are strongly encouraged.
Between September 2019 and June 2020, there are approximately 10 time blocks of 2 to 4 weeks for which Performance Works is available to rent for the purpose of staging performances. The weekly venue rental rate for a registered non-profit society is $1900 plus technical and front of house costs depending on project details (reduced rates may be available to emerging artists; please consult prior to applying if you believe this may apply to your project). This represents a rollback to 2016 rental pricing; further, front of house staff costs are now unbundled from the weekly fee, so you only must book front of house staff for the hours they are needed (billed at $21/hr.). One tech is required on site for all hours you have access to the space (billed at $31/hr.). This is one intake stream.
In the summer of 2019, there will also be 4 one-week residency blocks in which resident artists receive free space, equipment and mentorship support for the creation and development of new artistic work. This is the second intake stream. Emerging and established artists are welcome to apply, and can come from a variety of artistic disciplines (theatre, dance, music, performance art, visual art) provided there is a performative component to the proposed work.
Applications to both intake streams will be adjudicated by Boca del Lupo senior staff in terms of their artistic merit and overall suitability. Applications for Performance Works rentals will also be evaluated in consultation with the Granville Island Theatre District and CMHC Granville Island. In addition to the values described above, Boca del Lupo will prefer applications that advance the creation and nurturance of cultural community. The intake process is not intended to be onerous or exclusive, but to open a real opportunity for access to Performance Works by that cultural community.
Applications to both streams are due by midnight, Pacific time, on November 12, 2018. To find the application form, or for more information about Boca del Lupo, or to make inquiries about either intake stream, artists should contact Communications Associate Jeremy Stewart via email@example.com or 604.684.2622. Boca del Lupo thanks all applicants in advance for their interest. We look forward to receiving your applications!
PERFORMANCE WORKS APPLICATION INFORMATION AND FORMS
For the complete Performance Works Intake application instructions and program description, download this pdf file.
To apply for the Performance Works Intake online, use this Performance Works Application Link
If you have any trouble signing in to the online application form, please download the Performance Works Application Form here, and then fill, scan, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENCY APPLICATION INFORMATION AND FORMS
For the complete Residency Intake application instructions and program description, download this pdf file.
To apply for the Residency Intake online, use this Residency Application Link
If you have any trouble signing in to the online application form, please download the Residency Application Form here, and then fill, scan, and send to email@example.com.