Bora Bora Residency Centre - et samlingspunkt for udviklingen af professionelle kunstnere indenfor scenedans

Bora Bora Residency Centre

About Bora Bora Residency Centre

Bora Bora Residency Centre is an international residency center, based in Aarhus, with a focus on artistic and economically sustainable production conditions and development,  for professional artists within the field of contemporary dance.

Bora Bora Residency Centre activities

Every year from 2018-2021, the Residency Centre organizes an open call to find artists in need of a residency. Either to immerse themselves in a production or their artistic practice and development in general. In the first year, the residency center had 515 applications through this open call. The Bora Bora Residency Centre establishes a new jury each year, whose task is to select artists with a focus on artistic quality, depth and innovation, based on the applications received.

We design each residency by engaging in analytical dialogue, where we explore the artistic focus for the residency. Each of these residencies includes fees for up to four participating artists, paid transportation and accommodation, as well as a mentor, in addition to general technical assistance and production assistance.

All Bora Bora residencies will take place at either Bora Bora or one of the project’s international partners and Danish co-hosts that counts both theaters, folk high schools and other performing arts organizations.

International exchanges

In addition to the annual open call, which is open internationally, the Bora Bora Residency Centre is also a partner in the Nordic Residency Exchange Program, where five major performing arts houses in the northern Europe,  collaborate to exchange artists once a year. Bora Bora sends out a Danish artist to a partner and receives an artist from either Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland. These residencies are selected by the partners and can not be applied for.

Furthermore, the residency centre is a member of the international residency exchange collaboration “Dance & Dramaturgy EU” since 2019.

Within the first couple of seasons of the residency centre, there will also be exchanges with other international partners ranging from Taiwan to Canada.

Vil du søge et residency?

The programme is open to professional dance artists for projects to be researched and/or developed. The residencies are open to professional dance artists or dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea from all over the world. It is possible for Danish or Danish-based artists to apply for consideration for our international residency programmes, which are based on exchanges with our Residency Centre partners. Danish or Danish-based artists can also apply for a co-production, through our open calls.

We currently do not have any active open calls.

If you want to stay on top of news and open calls from the residency centre, feel free to sign up for our newsletter here.

It is only possible to apply for residencies and other opportunities with Bora Bora Residency Centre through our application form based on open calls. Before applying, we recommend that you have a look through our FAQ, where we answer some of the most common questions about the residency centre.

Residencies may be for the following purpose(s)

– Early developing and exploration of an artistic idea
– Explore a completely new direction of your artistic work to change direction of your career as an artist

By submitting an application you agree to letting Bora Bora Residency Centre keep and store the information you provide in this application for the purpose of contacting you regarding Bora Bora residencies and other opportunities with us, our jury and/or any of our partners listed on our website.

A residency with Bora Bora

What's included in a Bora Bora Residency

What we're looking for in an application

Information about co-production

Applicaiton process

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions