New York - Omi

Location: Ghent, New York, USA

Artform: Dance, Music

Length of residency: Dance: 3 weeks, Music: 2.5 weeks

Dates: Dance: July – August 2018, Music: July – August 2018

Grant amount: $5,000


Closing date: 3 October 2017

About Omi

Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts organisation with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians, and dancers. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. 

Residency opportunity Dance Omi

Every year, the Dance Omi International Dance Collective brings together 10 accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange, collaboration and improvisation. Though the program culminates in informal showings on the Omi campus, the emphasis is not a performance product; rather, a gently facilitated process of experimentation and collaboration.

This exploration is enhanced by providing resources that dancers and choreographers often lack: space, time and other artists with whom to work. Under the direction of the Dance Omi Director and an alumni Guest Mentor, residents learn from each other's creative process and the freedom to play. The result is a model of creative process and community building that envisions consequences for the participants beyond the sphere of art making.

Professional dancers and choreographers working in all forms, who have the desire to share ideas and process with dancers from around the world, are encouraged to apply. It is recommended that applicants do not have specific projects in mind, but come open to working with others on jointly conceived projects. It is imperative that all applicants have a genuine openness to collaborating with artists of different dance backgrounds.

Residency oppportunity –Music Omi

Every summer, Music Omi invites a dozen musicians, composers and performers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks in a unique collaborative music making residency program. Music Omi encourages its participants to share ideas, perform each other's works and write music for one another while exploring their own musical vision, and experimenting the broaden their artistic and cultural horizons.

A singular feature of the Music Omi experience is the presentation of public performances during and at the conclusion of the residency, sharing some of their collaborative work with the public. 

Accommodation and workspace

All dance and music residents receive lodging and meals from Art Omi during their stay.

Access and Inclusion

All dorms, studios and rehearsal spaces located on the first floor of the Omi buildings are wheelchair accessible, inclusive of toilet and bathroom facilities. Temporary ramps can be installed as needed. Guide dogs and carers are permitted and welcomed by Omi. Additional access requirements during a residency can be accommodated upon request. Please contact Amber McCulloch, Project Officer  Residencies, on 02 9215 9336 or to discuss your specific needs.



  • Jeremy Rose (Music)
  • Anna Seymour (Dance)


  • Aviva Endean (Music)
  • Gerard van Dyke (Dance)

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Omi International Arts Centre

OMI, credit: Ross Willows.

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