Caravan Farm Theatre’s annual Residency Program 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, a large wood-heated rehearsal hall, three covered outdoor structures of varying sizes and shapes and washroom and bathing facilities.
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.
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)
For any queries or for further information, please contact our Artistic Director, Estelle Shook.
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.