SAFEhouse Arts' resident artist workshop (or RAW) is a twelve-week residency program offering approximately three to six hours of free rehearsal space per week, culminating in a two-night performance.
In 2016, RAW became an artists’ cooperative. Presently operated by its founder/ Executive Director, Joe Landini, and SAFEhouse’s RAW Program Director, Hannah Wasielewski, the purpose of the co-op is to create a more sustainable model for the program. This past August, the Lead Artist Program was launched, a new tier of the artist co-op that invites artists to be involved in an active leadership role of the RAW Residency Program.
If you are interested in more information about the Lead Artist Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The co-op model serves as a way for SAFEhouse to reach out to artists and provide opportunities for them to volunteer, learn new skills, and help make SAFEhouse Arts more sustainable for supporting live art. Each participating artist is required to contribute a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per residency. The Co-op artists are divided into quarterly groups (WINTER / SPRING / SUMMER / FALL) based on when the artist is assigned to perform.
There are currently 4 opportunities per year to submit applications for the RAW Co-op. To apply, fill out the "Registration Form" (above) at SAFEhousearts.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR RAW RESIDENCIES:
Deadline for Summer RAW Residency (Performances in June, July, August): January 1, 2017
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 25, 2017
All Summer artists must attend the mandatory artist co-op orientation on February 25, 2017 at 4pm
*There may be opportunities to present work in the Winter or Spring due to cancellations-
If you are interested, please contact Joe and Hannah and complete an application form*
Deadline for Fall RAW Residency: April 1, 2017
(Performances in September, October, November)
Deadline for Winter RAW Residency: July 1, 2017
(Performances in December 2017, January, February 2018)
Deadline for Spring RAW Residency: October 1, 2017
(Performances in March, April, May 2018)
Applications are encouraged in dance, theater and/or any other multi-disciplinary performance art form. If selected, resident artists spend a period of time preparing their pieces (usually 12 weeks), then present their work either in a shared program with other artists, or individually. The ultimate length of the residency is determined during the application process and during periodical evaluations in the initial phase of the residency.
SAFEhouse Arts provides:
• 3-6 hours of rehearsal space per week
• Publicity and technical support
• A two-night presentation
In an effort to make it simple to apply for our programs, we ask you to fill out an application form HERE
The application form asks for the following:
• a 25-50 word description of your project
• a 300 ppi photo and
• a 25-50 word biography
• a YouTube link to your work
• a list of times you are available to rehearse
(usually weekday mornings or afternoons; 12 weeks, 4 hours per week for each performance)
Why is it so simple?
We don't want you to jump through hoops to make new work. Part of our philosophy is that your job is to make art, so we do our best to make the application process as painless as possible.
Residencies usually book about six months in advance, so it's a good idea to plan ahead. Another suggestion prior to applying is to come down, see a show and introduce yourself. It's important to us that you are familiar with what we do and that you propose a work that is appropriate for the space.
Social Media Tips for prospective and current RAW artists
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts is currently on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
We ask artists to join Facebook.com and send us a friend request. Most SAFEhouse events are posted under Events, and artists should click the LIKE button to become administrators (this will allow you to add photos, descriptions and forward the event to your friend lists). Otherwise, we will invite you to your Facebook Events so you can share them with your friends, family, and fans.
APPLY FOR 2017 RAW RESIDENCY PROGRAM
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RAW (resident artist workshop) Summer 2017
Deadline January 1, 2017
Please fill out this form
All Summer artists must attend the mandatory artist co-op orientation on February 25, 2017 at 4PM
For earlier performance opportunites, please contact Hannah and Joe For questions, email hannah@SAFEhouseArts.org
SAFEhouse Arts Calendar
(residents artists workshop)
SPF (summer performance festival) is SAFEhouse Arts' annual performance festival, featuring both veteran and emerging artists. The festival features a series at ODC, reflecting the broad spectrum of contemporary performance in the Bay Area. The artists for 2016 have been selected but we are looking for artists to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2017. Artists for SPF are usually selected from the RAW residency program.
This year, West Wave celebrates 25 years and will be presenting 25 new works at
Z Space Sept 14-18
Need great-looking photos
for marketing and promo?
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts has an in-house photographer, Lynne Fried, who is currently offering photo shoots at the space for groups in residency.
The package includes Lynne's time and talent, posting on her website in a secure folder, submission to InDance, a photo used to make your postcard - - all to help promote your upcoming show. Files and prints are available for purchase at a reasonable price!
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Lynne at 650.270.7822