Caravan Farm Theatre’s annual Residency Program, held in the first two weeks of May, is designed to serve professional and emerging theatre companies and collectives by providing a retreat-like setting in which to write, rehearse, devise and otherwise develop their work. Participants of the program will have access to eighty acres of secluded fields and forests, eight private cabins, a large wood-heated rehearsal hall, three covered outdoor structures of varying sizes and shapes, washroom and bathing facilities, and a fully equipped and stocked kitchen with a local chef for the duration of the residency.
Each company will be adjudicated with value placed on their capacity to offer exchange with the local artistic community. These exchanges can be in the form of an “invite only” performance of a work in progress, a round-table discussion, master classes, or another way of engaging with your work. However you wish to share, the intent is to promote cross-pollination between local and visiting artists. The size and scope of the project will also be taken into consideration during the selection process, as well as Caravan’s ability to support the work.
The selected company for each year will also receive funding to help offset the cost of travel needed to access the space, depending on the needs of the selected company. Companies from outside of Canada are welcome to apply, however, travel funding will only be available for travel within Canada.
There will be a high priority placed on applications from IBPOC theatre companies, the DisArts Community, 2SLGBTQIA+ and female/gender-diverse led theatre companies.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
- An Application Form
- A Project Description to tell us a little about what you are working on (500 words)
- A Company History to tell us a little about yourselves (500 words)
- Supporting Materials (ie. photos, video, etc of your previous work)
Applications open May 15th, 2021 and close August 31st, 2021 for the 2022 Residency. Applicants will be notified by October 15th, 2021.
For any queries or for further information, please contact Izzy Robinson, Director of Production.
Email: [email protected]
If you are a solo artist looking for some space to create, we may be able to accommodate you at the Caravan alongside our other programing. We encourage artists of all mediums to reach out; whether you are a performance artist, actor, writer or visual artist a solo residency may be for you. The size and scope of available space will vary depending on our calendar.
For more information please email Izzy Robinson, the Director of Production.
Email: [email protected]