Upcoming Residency Opportunities

Important Dates
Application Opens: August 16th, 2021
Deadline to Apply: October 1st, 2021
Decision made by: October 29th, 2021
Residency dates: January 5th-March 5th, 2022
Performances: March 4th and 5th, 2022

The Studio 210 Residency supports Bay Area artists in need of space to make their work, while receiving professional mentorship, an artist stipend, and a culminating performance to share their projects and connect with new audiences. The residency is intended as a vehicle for artists to hone their skills, experiment, and dive into making performance. It is currently open to dedicated artists of ALL performance disciplines (dance, music, theater,  etc.) Applications open August 16, 2021.
  • Queer & Trans / Black, Indigenous, & POC artists are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible artists must have three years of professional experience. If you have attended school for dance/music/theater, this means three years post-graduation. If you don’t have three years and still want to be considered, please contact us.
  • Eligible artists must be in the Bay Area for the majority of the residency period in early 2022 (see full dates above). Please note that we are unable to provide housing to residents.
Each artist in residence receives:
  • Six hours of free rehearsal space a week for eight weeks (48 hours total) in Studio 210 located at 3435 Cesar Chavez in San Francisco;
  • Weekly one-on-one mentorship with Deborah Slater, Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater. Slater will periodically attend rehearsals as desired by the Resident;
  • Two performances of 20 minutes or fewer per Resident with audience discussion and feedback. The final presentation does not have to be a completed piece. These performances can be explorations of ideas, a work-in-progress, or a showing of fragments of work. This is not a space for polishing existing work;
  • An artist stipend provided by DSDT.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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    Former Residency Artists:

    2021 Summer Residency: Alyssandra Katherine Dance & Angela Arteritano

    2021 Winter Residency: Cynthia Ling Lee & Bahiya Movement/Afia & Nafi Thomson

    2020 Residency: Evan Johnson/Cosmic Elders Theatre Ensemble & Bhumi B. Patel/pateldanceworks

    2019 Residency: Emelia (Jubilee July) MartínezBrumbaugh & Nol Simonse with Miche Wong

    2018 Residency: Julie Crothers & Kuan-Hsuan Lee

    2017 Residency: 13th Floor & Sarah Cecilia

    2016 Residency: Tammy Johnson & Larry / Laura Arrington

    2015 Residency: Marina Fukushima & Beth Wilmurt

    2014 Residency: Emma Jaster, Erin Malley

    2013 Residency: Chris Black, Megan Finlay

    2012 Residency: Rosemary Hannon, Nol Simonse

    Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom
    Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom

    The Studio 210 Residency is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.  Learn more at