Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence Program
Many organizations throughout the visual and performing arts world are striving to create more participatory, active audience experiences to help people make more meaningful connections with art. The MAH is well-known for our hands-on approach to audience engagement, and our goal with this project is to create partnerships with performing artists in which they can develop their own participatory skills while bringing extraordinary new work to our community. At the events listed below, audience members will actively contribute to, co-create or directly engage in a performance piece designed by the artists. The artist’s piece will not be a typical performance product for MAH audiences; instead, the artist will develop a participatory experience with MAH audiences.
The Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence program is a three-year project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation that awards $2,000 per artist to collaborate with us to produce a participatory performance at a MAH event.
Applications for 2014 residencies are now closed. 2015 applications will be open in November 2014.