Studio Residencies

Studio Residencies


    Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin

    Throughout the year
    Curated through Application


    Space Time Studio Residency

    Studio Residencies provide local independent dance artists with access to development time in Tracks space, and mentorship from the Tracks staff during Wet Season (Nov- Feb), with a Sharing at the conclusion. If you’re a local, independent dance or movement artist, and you're looking for opportunities to develop your practice, then this program is for you.  

    Tracks offers incredibly subsidised studio Space and Time to Northern Territory movement artists to investigate and develop new ideas. Up to 4 proposals are supported annually. Our focus is on emerging and independent dance practitioners. 

    We have two types of residencies: 
    ‘Blue Sky’ Research' for open-ended creative practice 
    ‘Creative Development’ for developing a new project idea

    Level 1 is up to 21 hours (at a cost of $200) and Level 2 is a maximum of 42 hours (at a cost of $300)

    Please read the Space Time Studio Residency Guidelines before beginning your application. We also encourage you to speak to a member of the Tracks creative team before submitting an application. 

    Give us a call or email Tracks Artistic Director  David McMicken


    2022-2023 Space Time Studio Residents

    Jedda Scott

    "I will explore 2 creative notions: NT-based queer-identified movers and the experimental sound art of NT-based queer noise artist Neha Spellfish. A deep dive exploration into queer bodies making movement against a backdrop of experimental sound art. Introducing movers to this type of aural landscape, how does this motivate them to move? How does the queer identity affect their relationship with their own physical bodies moving through space? How does the potentially mundane and everyday soundscape be turned into something that is sacred and profound? How do queer folk in the NT wish to create movement and what stories does this movement tell?"

    Venaska Cheliah

    "Time to contribute towards my personal development, enabling me to be a better collaborator on a long-term project, Mess of a Mudrā. I have just explored the nine Rasas in Indian Classic Dance through Fresh Tracks 2022 and am interested in exploring other aspects of the prescriptive form in ways that are not traditional. I would also like to continue working with Ruttiya McElroy."

    Kate Mornane

    "I have another little chapter of the identity / multiple selves theme I would like to explore. I would love to film my mum and daughter. A combination of reflections of past and future; of connections held between generations. What we pass on and what we change in response to our past, and the beautiful image of my daughter being my womb when I was in my mother's."

    Hosted Residency

    For guest artists or companies developing choreographic ideas with a forum, showing, or masterclass attached. This allows residents to engage with our local community.

    Contact David McMicken or Jessica Devereux to find out more. 

    Mentored / Guest Artist Residency

    Self-funded artists taking on a residency with Tracks mentorship.

    Company Partners

    Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

    Tracks 2023

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken
    Associate Artistic Director: Jess Devereux
    Creative Producer: Britt Guy
    Production Manager: Duane Preston
    Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
    Administrator: Debbie Micairan
    Bookkeeper: It Figures

    Committee Members: Chairperson: Max Dewa Stretton. Treasurer: Glenn Bernardin. Ordinary Members: Andrea Wicking, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Lachlan Peattie, Rachael Wallis, Anna Lindsay, Venaska Cheliah. Ex-Officio: David McMicken

    Public Fund Trustees: Maari Gray and Michael Grant

    Jedda Scott, Space Time Studio residency showing 2023
    Kate Mornane, Space Time Studio residency showing 2023
    Venaska Cheliah, Space Time Studio residency showing 2023

    Past Residents

    Aaron Lim
    Anokai Lancaster
    Bronwyn Warmington\
    Bryn Wackett
    Caleb Japanangka Patrick (Lajamanu)
    Chloe Lauverjon
    D*City Rockers - B*Boy Crew
    Darryl Butler
    David McMicken and Darryl Butler
    Felicity Wardle
    Jay Clarke
    Jedda Scott
    Jess Devereux
    Jess Devereux & Susan van den Ham
    Jess Ford
    Jing Jin
    Jordan Bretherton, Darren Edwards, Mitchel Aldridge
    Jordan Bretherton & Madeleine Turnbull
    Katy Moir
    Kelly Beneforti
    Kelly Beneforti & Nick Yates
    Kinetic (Brisbane/East Timor)
    Kyle Walmsley
    Lizzi Webb
    Lucy Found
    Mim Ellen-Barwell
    Natalie Hafsteins 
    Rochelle Cabry
    Slovenia Croatia Australia exchange - Accomplice
    Tara Schmidt, Jenelle Saunders and Kate Mornane
    Tiny Toones (Cambodia) & Nick Power - Accomplice
    Venaska Cheliah

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