Creative Risk Residency

Sometimes all that's needed is a little risk!

About The Residency

            Thanks to the generous support of Kaeja d'Dance, we are proud to partner and present the third annual Creative Risk Residency. The focus of this residency is to provide space, encouragement and support for emerging artists to take a step outside of their comfort zone. With one week of free studio space along with an award winning Kaeja as a personal mentor, this is your chance to take a shot at creating and exploring what you’ve always wanted. This residency also allows room for further development; with a showing in the Kaeja’s Wind Down Dance as well as The Festival 20 by New Blue Emerging Dance. Be bold, be daring and keep innovating!

The Creative Risk Residency offers TWO successful choreographers:

  • 13.5 hours of free studio space over one intensive week the Fall of 2019.
  • Access to professional archival equipment (video camera etc.)
  • Personal mentorship by Allen or Karen Kaeja
  • A showing of the work at Wind Down Dance on Saturday, November 2nd 2019
  • A chance to present a finalized work at The Festival 20 in June 2020

2018/2019 Residency Artists: Kirsten Sullivan and Krista Newey
2017/2018 Residency Artists: Justin de Luna and  Kylie Thompson.

Residency Dates & Times

October 28th  - November 2nd 2019

(Choreographer #1)
Karen Kaeja - Mentor

(Choreographer #2)
Allen Kaeja - Mentor


Intergalactic Arts Collective (IGAC)
Artscape Youngplace
(IGAC) Studio 103
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Studio Size
1050+ square feet of open space with high ceilings

Artscape Youngplace (Intergalatic Arts Collective) is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible.

Please Note

There is no financial compensation provided for participating in this residency program.
 All applications received are reviewed by a team of emerging and established artists.
 We recommend no more than three dancers/collaborators due to the size of the space.

To be eligible for this residency, you must be FULLY available:

October 28th - November 1st 2019
(Creative Risk Residency at Intergalactic Arts Collective)
*for either the RESIDENCY 1 or RESIDENCY 2 slots (times in detail above)

Saturday, November 2nd 2019 | 4pm - 6pm
(Wind Down Dance at Intergalactic Arts Collective)

June 1st - 7th 2020*
(The Festival 20 by New Blue Emerging Dance)
*or another New Blue event throughout our 2020/2021 season

Applications Due
Wednesday, September 25th 2019 by 11:59PM


Email applications to in one combined PDF with the Subject Line:
“Creative Risk - FIRST & LAST NAME”

Questions, Comments or Concerns can be directed to Peter Kelly:

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