Until July 1st, 2020, c.off offered residencies for dancers, choreographers, artists, curators, writers and others who do not have adequate funding for their work, and need a place where their work can be entangled as much as it can be unfolded, and a place where a focus is put on the process rather than on the product.
The c.off residency welcomed individuals and groups who was just beginning, who don’t fit into the more normative criteria of other residencies, or those whose work may elsewhere be considered too unarticulated— inquiries without a traced end, processes in the middle, in the very beginning or in the final end, and explorations that argue with known disciplines and genres – a labor under the radar.
As a c.off resident, you were invited to self-dependently use the space and its resources in whatever way might make your process the most abundant. This may be as a residency for a certain project, as your hub for general explorations, as a point of departure for gleaning further perspectives, as a space outside of your comfort zone, or as a room to get comfy in. Residencies were provided for a day, for a weekend, or for 1-4 weeks, depending on availability. Residents with no external funding and residents who are not rehearsing for a staged performance were prioritized.
Between 2014-2020, c.off offered in total 210 residencies, which involved 1120 artists and culture workers.
See our list of past residents here.