The Art Klub offers residencies to artists of all disciplines. We request a minimum of 3 weeks, with a maximum of up to 3 months at a time.
We are accepting proposals detailing the artist's background and goals for time spent at the Art Klub, and we encourage community outreach while in residency. Time frames and residency fees are negotiable based on needs of artist in terms of space and support. Communication is key!
If you're interested in a residency, please complete and submit the residency proposal here!
Artist-in-Residence, October 2019: Marion Spencer
Marion is a New York-based dance artist, dance maker, and dance educator. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project (DraftWork), Gibney (Work Up), Brooklyn Studios for Dance (SoundStep), Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, Center for Performance Research (Fall Movement), Amherst College, Dance Now NYC Festival, and the Domestic Performance Agency.
Sourcing imagination, desire, and our very real world, her dances call for transformation and an undoing of ourselves, inviting us to feel, ask questions, and consider what else both imaginatively and constructively. Marion currently dances for Kendra Portier/BAND|portier, Laura Peterson Choreography and Kinesis Project dance theatre. She teaches at Gibney, Dancewave and Greenwich Country Day School. Marion graduated with honors from Vassar College in 2009, where she studied Geography-Anthropology.
Artist-in-Residence, September 2019: Lisa Natoli
Lisa Natoli, also known as Iron Fanny, is an aerial performance artist living everywhere and nowhere. She is a sought after aerialist known for her unconventional approach and intensity of artistic curiosity. She’s that character in films and books we root for, except this one’s flesh and blood. Her art isn’t printed, published, or filmed. It can’t be sold off a merch table. It exists for a moment of beauty, right in front of you, and then it’s gone. Lisa worked on a creation project with Spiegelworld directed by Steven Hoggett at St. Ann’s Warehouse (NYC) in 2017. She has presented solo and ensemble work at The Toronto Contemporary Circus Festival, The House of Yes, Galapagos Art Space, CBGB’s Gallery, The Brooklyn Lyceum, Gowanus Ballroom, MonkeyTown, Invisible City, The Clocktower Cabaret and with Black Hearts Burlesque.
Artist-in-Residence (ongoing): Clifford McPeek
Clifford McPeek is Art Klub’s New Music Director!
Clifford has over 30 years as a professional musician and music teacher. He plays and teaches all brass instruments as well as guitar, bass and beats. He will be leading the Kids Brass Jam sessions.
Artist Bio: Clifford has many interests in art and music. Writing music and directing bands was his first interest in the 1980's, providing travel, exposure and experience. Opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1985 and performing with the Dead Kennedy's, in addition to performing for University bands for scholarships began an interest in different parts of society. Later in the 1990's he worked for public schools and art organizations in Chattanooga, TN and Birmingham, AL, including The Shaking Ray Levi Society, Barking Legs Theater and Birmingham Art Association. Working for cruise lines as an instrumentalist from 1999-2004, he began writing shows for bigger stages. After 2005, he became interested in Marching Bands and music lessons in New Orleans and continues to support and participate in many arts activities.
rj(c) reese johanson collective (ongoing)
reese johanson collective is a multidisciplinary performing arts company with a mission to challenge artists to work outside of their comfort zone, encourage them to engage with artists whom they might not normally and collaboratively create works of performance that are innovative, poignant, risky, and human.
We often invite artists outside of our company to work and perform with us and accordingly, we seek opportunities outside of our regular stomping grounds.
Dance Theatre-in-Residence, 2018-2019: Artivism Dance Theatre
Artivism Dance Theatre aims to create dance theatre works with a social message. The company’s goal is to generate a discussion amongst its audiences and use dance theatre to express the necessity for open dialogue around important social issues. It is also a mentoring program/youth activism organization in which young performers with a desire to make an impact through their artistry can come together with professionals and collaborate. In this way, we strive to both produce work that speaks to the current social and political issues in our society and to create an environment where the next generation of artists can learn how to combine their passion for social justice with their love of dance theatre.