2015 Naked Stages Artist Applications

Naked Stages, a 9-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2015. Three emerging artists will be selected: two will create a performance for the stage and one will be creating a performance-based installation of their design in or around PHT’s building.

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Deadline for Submission:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.

E-mail completed applications to averym@pillsburyhousetheatre.org or deliver to:
Pillsbury House Theatre, Attn: Naked Stages
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Informational Meetings:
Thursday, February 12, 6:30 pm at Pillsbury House Theatre
Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm at CHAT in St Paul
These Info Sessions will cover the history of the program, the goals of the fellowship, and what the panel looks for in making its selections. We will also cover the difference between applying to create a performance art piece for the stage verses a performance art installation.

Study Hall:
Saturday, February 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Pillsbury House Theatre
Study Hall is an opportunity for applicants to drop in and have the draft of their grant reviewed by Program Director Molly Van Avery who will suggest revisions.
View past Naked Stages artist applications (PDF) »

Contact averym@pillsburyhousetheatre.org with any questions or help with your application process.

About the Naked Stages Program

The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.

The selected artists meet as a group to participate in workshops and provide a critical and supportive environment for creating work. All parts of this process will be coordinated and facilitated by the Program Artistic Director. Artists receive support for marketing, technical production, and photo and video documentation from the Pillsbury House Theatre staff. Two artists will share a two-weekend run at Pillsbury House Theatre December 10-12 and Dec. 17-19, 2015, and one instillation-based artist will set their own schedule depending on their concept.

Selections will be announced on April 2, 2015, and the program will begin April 3 with a mandatory meeting from 6-9 pm.

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