Dance in Process Residency Application 2020-21 | Gibney
Week of July 10, 2020
Making space for

DiP Application

DiP Info Session with Ben Pryor

Gibney remains committed to the Dance in Process Residency as one of our core programs. We are excited to receive applications for our FY21 season and select our next season of residents. As we understand that recent events have put a strain on applicants, we are extending the application deadline to Friday, April 17 at 10:00 am EST.

For full transparency, we are also issuing a caveat that residency offerings and/or the number of residency slots may need to be slightly reduced in our FY21 season, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. We will continue to provide timely updates as the process unfolds, and appreciate your understanding as we make necessary adjustments to address the current situation due to COVID-19.

Please review the application guidelines below.

DiP Application

We encourage all applicants to take the eligibility quiz detailing our criteria that determines a mid-career artist.


Gibney’s Dance in Process (DiP) Residency is limited exclusively to:

  1. Mid-career
  2. New York City-based dance artists
  3. who are in the middle stages of work on a new project.

Gibney defines a “mid-career artist” as one who has established a significant body of work, either in terms of quantity over time or in terms of impact and recognition. To learn more about the criteria that determines if an artist is mid-career, we encourage all applicants to Gibney defines “New York City-based” as having primary residence in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Gibney defines “dance artists” as artists making work that centers the body as fundamental to their creative process; where their work is advanced by dance studio-based rehearsals and processes.

Gibney defines the “middle stages of work” on a “new project” as the broad period of time after initial research, but prior to the final stages of production. Artists do not necessarily need to have a premiere location confirmed to apply for this residency, but they should be able to demonstrate that the work already has a sense of its intended partners, timeline, and budget in place, rather than inventing them for the purposes of this application. This residency is not intended to support a remount or reworking of existing pieces.

While we recognize that these distinctions are limiting, we have designed the DiP residencies specifically for mid-career choreographers with a significant amount of choreographic experience and coordinating capacity. These parameters were designed to ensure that the DiP resources are utilized to their fullest extent.

Residency Scheduling: You must be able to conduct a continuous three-week residency on one of the designated dates, and must be available for at least four of the designated dates. If you know you are not able to participate in the DiP program during this period or you feel that the DiP resources are not applicable to your current project or working process, please do not apply for this round.

For questions regarding eligibility, please email Curatorial Assistant and Artist Coordinator Dani Cole at


We encourage you to review these guidelines thoroughly. Please make sure you are familiar with all of the information before beginning your proposal.

Download guidelines.

Friday, April 17 at 10:00 am EST.
Late proposals will not be accepted.


Gibney’s Dance in Process (DiP) Residency is designed to provide extensive, holistic support for mid-career New York-based dance artists who are in the middle stages of work on a new project.

Following an open call for applications, Gibney will assemble a panel selected by DiP applicants to review applications submitted from New York City based dance community. There will be a selection of eight DiP resident artists for the 2019-2020 season; seven selected by the panel along with one artist selected by Gibney’s Senior Curatorial Director.

Resident Artists will each receive three weeks of exclusive, continuous access to a studio at one of Gibney’s locations, as well as a $7,500 stipend and a $2,000 allowance for artistic consultants. During their season in residence, participating artists will also receive an additional 40 hours of discounted studio space in designated studios, as well as professional development and administrative support from Gibney staff.


Gibney has twenty-three studios across two Manhattan locations. Granted studio space will be large enough to accommodate the needs of working choreographers and companies, but small enough to allow for close and private work. Gibney staff assigns studios based on need and availability. Please see the following DiP residency designated dates. Applicants are required to choose a minimum of four of the following choices in order for their application to be submitted. Each Resident Artist will meet with Gibney’s Performances and Residencies team to organize individual artists’ needs for their residency. 

RESIDENCY DATE OPTIONS (Applicants must be available for a MINIMUM of 4 options)

  • July 27 – August 16, 2020
    STUDIO A (smaller studio, projection friendly)
  • September 14-October 4, 2020
    STUDIO Y (large open black box)
  • October 5-28, 2020
    STUDIO 3 (large open studio)
  • November 2-22, 2020
    STUDIO Y (large open black box)
  • November 30-December 20, 2020
    STUDIO D (large, percussive dance friendly)
  • January 11-31, 2021
    STUDIO V (large open studio)
  • February 1-21, 2021
    STUDIO Y (medium open black box)
  • March 1-21, 2021
    STUDIO D (large, percussive dance friendly)
  • April 5-25, 2021
    STUDIO D (large, percussive dance friendly)
  • May 6-26, 2021
    STUDIO A (smaller studio, projection friendly)
  • June 7-June 30, 2021
    STUDIO 3 (large open studio)

For photos and more information about each space, please visit Gibney’s rentals page.


Week of February 28, 2020
Application open

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Info Session #1, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Studio A at 280 Broadway

Monday, March 16, 2020
Info Session #2, 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Digital

Friday, April 17, 2020, 10:00 am
Deadline for 2020-2021 Applications

Monday, April 29, 2020, 10:00 am
Applicants vote on panelists

May 2 – May 29, 2020
Panel Review Process

June 5, 2020
Artists notified

June 2020
Residency Scheduling with Selected Artists

July 2020 – June 2021
Residency Period


Space and Time: DiP Resident Artists will receive a three-week residency of continuous, private access to a studio space at Gibney at no charge. Studios will be available seven days a week at Gibney’s 280 Broadway location: Monday – Friday, 8am -10pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am -10pm or six days a week at Gibney’s 890 Broadway location: Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 7 pm. Additionally, during their residency season (July 2020 – June 2021), artists will have access to an additional 40 hours of discounted rehearsal space in select Gibney studios.

Resources: DiP Resident Artists will select from a Residency Resource Menu consisting of opportunities for public engagement; feedback sessions and consulting; physical and technical resources; relationship building and technical assistance. 

Fees: Resident Artists will be provided with a stipend of $7,500 along with a $2,000 allowance for artistic consultant fees for a total of $9,500 in financial support. Gibney recognizes that this support will most likely not cover all of the Resident Artists’ costs.


Resident Artists must schedule and complete their immersive residency between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

Resident Artists must complete an intake interview with the Performance & Residencies team and sign a contract committing to make full use of the allocated time and resources. Resident Artists are required to participate in an assessment of the DiP experience and its impact at the end of the residency and one year later.

Resident Artists will be asked to rank their preferred residency period as part of this application. Gibney staff will make every effort to honor your selected residency time frame but cannot guarantee that you will receive your first choice.

There is no required public-facing component of the DiP residency, though we encourage Resident Artists to be involved with the Gibney community throughout their Residency year in whatever capacity they feel most comfortable. This can be designed in partnership with Gibney staff.


If you have any questions about this program or any aspect of the proposal process, please consider attending one of the two DiP info sessions on:

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Info Session #1, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Studio A

Monday, March 16, 2020
Info Session #2, 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Digital

If you cannot attend, please feel free to email Producer Sarah A.O. Rosner with any questions at

If you have any access needs that make the current application process inaccessible, please let us know, and we will do our best to work with you to find a solution.

For general questions regarding the application process, application budget, or Dance in Process Residency, please email Producer Sarah A.O. Rosner at For questions regarding eligibility, please email Curatorial Assistant and Artist Coordinator Dani Cole at

Thank you for taking the time to read through the Application Guidelines, we look forward to receiving your proposal!

Apply Now

Please carefully review the application and eligibility guidelines, above, before submitting your application. All applications must be submitted via the online form.

Proposal deadline: Friday, April 17 at 10:00 am EST

Photos: Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, 2017-18 DiP Artists. Alice Sheppard, 2017-18 DiP Artist.