Monira Performance Residency


Applications open February 14, 2024 – March 6, 2024



The Monira Foundation’s Performance Residency for 2024 will provide space and time to Performing and Movement-based Artists in the New Jersey/New York area at the Monira Foundation Gallery. Beginning from April 15 to September 15, up to six selected artists or collaborative groups will each be granted month-long access to a performance space with a portable wood floor. This opportunity allows artists to utilize the space to support their practices.


The Performance Residency for this year offers a $250 stipend for individuals and $400 for groups (lead applicant). Artists will also have access to a safe and private studio space with windows. The Monira Gallery, measuring 45 ft x 60 ft, features concrete floors and a portable wood floor measuring 12 ft x 30 ft. Marley is available for artists interested in covering the floor. There is a sound system in the space, and selected artists can bring their music devices (with adaptors) to connect to the audio equipment. Artists may also feel free to bring their own.


In addition to providing physical space, residents may receive visits from artists and gain visibility through Monira’s social media and communication channels during their residency.



Successful applications are open to individual artists or collaborations working in the performance realm, encompassing disciplines such as dance, film, music, theater, and visual art related to movement. This residency emphasizes the artistic process without the expectation of presenting a final piece of work, although artists may choose to do so if it aligns with their process. Housing and transportation are not included in this opportunity.

This opportunity is best suited for New Jersey/New York-based artists who:

  • Explore their interests and questions with thoughtful processes and articulate a context for their work.
  • Are excited about sharing their work through the Monira Foundation and embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process.
  • Are at least 18 years of age and not currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

This residency seeks to serve a diverse and inclusive community, supporting performers of all racial and cultural perspectives and abilities. The selection process involves a panel review with an invited curator, Karole Armitage, Monira staff, and former Resident Artists.



Applications can be submitted through Slideroom (button below). To apply, you will need:

    1. Artist statement or Collaborative artist statement addressing motivation and direction of work (200 words max).
    2. A CV listing recent accomplishments and highlights from the past 5-7 years (lead applicant only if applying as a collaborative)
    3. 4 portfolio works, which may include videos or still images. Videos should not exceed 3 minutes, and still images cannot be composites. Each work should include a title, date, and description. Note any collaborators and their roles in the submitted work. The submitted work should be completed, not in-process work. Links or uploads of up to 5 MB are acceptable, and links must remain accessible through April 2024.


Monira staff may reach out for interview innovations before final selections are made. Please ensure your Slideroom account is up to date with the correct contact information, as we will primarily communicate through it during the review process.


Special Notes:

This program is an open call, with applications open until March 6, 2024, at midnight EST. Applicants are required to pay a $15 application fee, with $5 covering Slideroom’s fee and $10 allocated to panelists for their time in review and program support. For those facing financial hardship, a waiver can be requested by emailing Anne Muntges at Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of March 2024.