Creative Development: Site Specific Commission Opportunity

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is seeking two performing artists or artist groups/organizations to develop and perform new work for Waterfront Park. These site specific residencies are opportunities to collaborate with the Office of the Arts on the creation of an original site specific performance in response to the new temporary interactive public artwork Mirror Mirror by SOFTlab installed at Waterfront Park. One opportunity is for dance or movement-based work and the other is for music or sound-based work. 

The selected artists or artist groups/organizations will be commissioned to create a new site-specific work through a residency process, beginning with a period of site research and exploration, followed by proposing a direction for the work, time developing and rehearsing the performance, and a minimum of four scheduled public performances. Mirror Mirror is the first artwork commissioned in the Site/See Exhibition Series, an annual exhibition of temporary public art whose goal is to attract visitors, foster interaction, provide a visual anchor and enrich the experience of Alexandria’s waterfront.

The artist or group/organization selected for each residency will receive an all-inclusive fee of $8000 to develop the original, site-specific work and provide a minimum of four scheduled performances on site at King Street Waterfront Park within the period of June to November 2019.

This opportunity is open to artists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so please feel free to share with others, as well.

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