New Adventures

Residency for new ideas

New makers, new ideas, new adventures. Based on an open call, every year a few makers are selected for a residency. For a month these makers use the ICK studio as a laboratory for dance and ICK supports them with a production budget and artistic, technical and productional support. The result is shared with an audience through two open performances, followed by an after-talk.

The New Adventures Residency Program 2022 is now open for application, see below. Please fill in the online application form before December 1st, 2021. 
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During the residency program, ICK Artist Space is a laboratory for innovation in dance art. It creates the possibility to research a new and urgent idea or to take previous research to a next level. The period ends with two public work-in-progress presentations, in which the makers open up their process and share the outcome with the audience. ?

Out of the applications, four research projects by choreographers will be selected. They are invited for a compact four-week residency period. To encourage artistic exchange between artists during the residency, two residencies will run parallel to each other. Artists are encouraged to?reflect on each other’s work,?go into dialogue with each other, exchange ideas and experiences.?? ?

The resident will receive artistic advice and guidance as well as support in production, publicity and promotion?and technical facilities. We offer professional coaching and expertise in the development of the concept both before and during the process of working. We offer studio space?and?2 public presentations at Theatre Studio De Vlugt?as part of?a Double Bill. With these performances we aim to facilitate encounters with other professionals, programmers and audiences?and enable dialogue in an informal, open way.?The resident?will have the chance to build a portfolio of the work with professional photography and video-registration.?The residency will be wrapped up with a?reflective?evaluation, both verbal and written.? ?

The resident will receive a budget to cover basic out of pocket costs.?Take into account?that the budget is modest and needs to be shared when applying with more than one artist. We cannot cover?(international)?travel costs or housing/accommodation during the residency.?Priority is given to Dutch based artists. ?

The first period will take place may – 4 June 2022; the second?period?is scheduled for 26 September – 22 October 2022.


  • Needs time, space and reflection to develop a new, urgent research idea?
  • Works physically and?departs?his/her research from the?language of the?body?
  • Has a curiosity for other practices?and is eager to?engage and?exchange with the knowledge and expertise offered by ICK?
  • Is working as a professional artist? (either post-graduate or self-taught)?
  • Is currently at the beginning of his/her/their professional career, and has produced some choreographic work??
  • Is linked to or based in Amsterdam?
  • Is willing to?open up?the work?process?and present to?audience and peers?with a presentation?of?max. 30 minutes.??

We are not looking for a specific dance-style – the final shape is open.?We encourage artists with an interest in other cultures,?genres,?societal?issues, urban matters and?innovation?(for example?the use of new?technologies?but also new methodologies?or other)?to apply.?The form can be?very personal.?The maker can work either purely in?movement research, at the borders of the discipline or interdisciplinary,?as long as?the focus of the work departs from the?language of the?(moving) body.?? ?

Earlier selected artists where?a.o. Lois Alexander, Courtney May Robertson, Sherise Strang & Julia Monschau, Elisa Zuppini, Charles Pas, Tamir Eting, Mami Kang, Fernanda Libman, Reza Mirabi & Marko Ivic.

Please complete the online form before December 1,? 2021 containing?

  • Short CV,? Biography?&? Portrait?
  • Working?Title?
  • Idea/plan?
  • Motivation and urgency? (Where?does?the plan come from, how does this fit into?the context of?your development?and why is?doing this?important?now.?What?do you want to achieve??Why a residency at ICK?)?
  • Two images of previous work or relevant imagery of the research project?
  • One relevant?videolink?of previous work?(No WeTransfer)??
  • Website/URL’s where more information can be found.???

Applicants?will hear?before January 11,? 2022? whether?they are invited to elaborate on their ideas during a conversation, which will take place?on?the?18th or 19th?of January. After the talks a final selection will be made.?

The selection will take place by a jury existing of members of the artistic team of ICK Dans Amsterdam, complemented by dance professionals and artists from the field.

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Current selection

The selected makers for 2021 who will be working at ICK in the fall are:

  • Charles Pas
  • Tamir Eting
  • Mami Kang
  • Collective Fernanda Libman, Marko Ivic and Reza Mirabi 

Application residency

ICK Artist Space has just launched the Open Call for New Adventures 2022! Do you have a new, innovative idea that you would like to develop further under the wings of ICK Artist Space?

In a four week trajectory you will have the opportunity to do research and enrich your experience and will be financially and artistically supported by ICK.  The trajectory is finished off with a work-in-progress presentation, where you can show the outcome to an audience. ICK will select applications that work very physically and?departs?his/her research from the?language of the?body. Interested?

Take a look at the Open Call to submit your proposal: