Migratuse Reimagined Call for Artistic Collaborators

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For over twenty years, Wideman Davis Dance’s (WDD) founding partners and co-artistic directors, Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, have created dance performances and educational projects that center Black experiences and histories within the African diaspora.

Migratuse Reimagined, the current project, brings us to Montgomery for 18 weeks over the next 12 months. (The 18-weeks will be divided into three, six-week residencies. Phase One runs from July 25 to September 4, 2022.) The Migratuse Reimagined residency is a site-specific, interdisciplinary project that explores the topics of memorialization, community, and collective memory through the histories of our residency cities. They will hold open studios, open conversations, film screenings, community meetings, and live performances to engage the broader Montgomery community around these topics.

WDD invites 10 Montgomery-based artists, creators, and craftspeople working within the Black diaspora to partner with us during the final two phases (Phase Two: October 31 to December 11, 2022 and Phase Three: February 20 to April 2, 2023) of our Montgomery residency. During Phase Two, artistic collaborators will participate in community events and develop their individual project in collaboration with Wideman Davis Dance. During Phase Three, collaborators will continue participating in community events, while also showcasing their work during a final exhibition. 10 artists will each receive $5,000.00 to complete the work and support your artistic practice. We are open to funding a range of projects, including but not limited to:

● Dance

● Painting

● Photography

● Sculpture

● Cooking/Culinary Arts

● Crafts

● Sound Design

● Street Performance

● Music

● Builders

● Theater Arts

● Performing Arts

● Film

In order to apply, please prepare the following: 1) description of what you propose to create during the residency periods that relates to the Migratuse Reimagined themes (max 2000 characters); 2) bio about yourself and your connection to Montgomery (max 1000 characters). You are also welcomed to upload a link to a video explaining your project (max four minutes), instead of a written proposal.; and 3) a sample of the work you do (can be submitted as a video, photograph, scan, etc.). Please submit your application materials through the following link no later than August 31, 2022: Application Link.

If you have any questions, please contact: Managing Director Gina Kohler at [email protected]

This project was made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Grant.

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