Keshet Makers Space Experience residency

The 2020 Keshet Makers Space Experience (MSE) is a residency program in which choreographers/ dancemakers have access to space to develop their craft and their products, at whatever stage that might be – newly germinating ideas, final development of full productions, and/or anything in between – assisting in the process of bringing art to market. Keshet provides physical space for the “making” at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


The Keshet Center for the Arts has 5 studios and a 230-seat black box theater within which visiting artists can use the space in exchange for providing a master class/es during their time at Keshet. These master classes are open to the community, and when Makers are visiting during a designated cohort period, the classes are also intended for Makers Space participants to learn from and about each other.


The upcoming 2020 Makers Space Experience (MSE) includes two cohort periods (February 14-24 and March 20-30). Keshet will select up to 5 Makers for each of the 10-day, cohort-based residency periods at the Keshet Center for the Arts. Applicants/Makers can be individual artists (or an applicant team of multiple artists who plan to share a rehearsal space and coordinate/secure their own housing if from out of town (the MSE provides housing for only one person/Maker per application). During the cohort period, the Keshet MSE provides access to space, access to classes (movement classes and arts business workshops), lots of sunshine, and oodles of love. 


If you or someone you know might benefit from this type of residency experience, applications are accepted September 1-October 15, 2019.


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PHOTO: Carson Reiners (Chicago, IL); 2017/18 Keshet Makers Space Experience; photo by Pat Berrett