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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Target Margin Institute 2019 Fellowship

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WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE?
A year-long fellowship (January – December) that provides five diverse artists space, support and a $1,000 stipend to challenge themselves and their art-making practice. There is no curriculum or “teaching” structure. There is no final result or project. The core goal is rigorously to question our own assumptions about what the theater is, what it could be, and what we would like it to be.

Our 2019 Institute will involve study, practical work, presentation, reflection, and include the following:

Stipends – Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to relieve financial burdens and nurture their artistic practice.

Intensives – Fellows gather quarterly for three-day retreats in throughout the 2019 year (January – December). These are led by Target Margin Artistic Director David Herskovits and Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf, and the Fellows themselves. Intensives provide space and time for Fellows to collaboratively play / practice / test existing performance and theatrical frameworks.

Experiments – Each Fellow will engage in an artistic experiment. It might test an idea; question a principle the Fellow becomes interested in; allow the Fellow to change their process or working approach; or challenge the Fellow’s assumptions about collaboration. It has no performance goal or production outcome.

Open Studios – In late fall 2019 we will host a one day event in our space open to our local community and peers in the field. The form of the Open Studios will be shaped by the Fellows and created to highlight their specific ways of working within our Institute throughout the year. It may be an open showing, an invited rehearsal, conversation, facilitated dialogue, or participatory event.

Breakfasts – Fellows and TMT Artistic Staff have breakfast together one morning each month; this is an opportunity for informal sharing, conversation, and reflection. We ask that all Fellows commit to attending as many breakfasts as possible. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to their practice and an interest in TMT’s principles, and are ready to move in a radical new direction. Fellows should be poised to embrace the open-ended questioning that guides the Institute. Applicants may emerge from any theatrical discipline (actors, designers, writers, directors, producers, stage managers, administrators, etc.). We also accept applications from other artistic fields (music, visual art, literature, etc.) as long as the connection to performance is clearly articulated.

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