Call for Proposals: 2019 SAN Performing Arts Residency

San Diego International Airport

San Diego, CA

SAN’s Arts Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Performing Arts Residency Program.


San Diego International Airport’s Performing Arts Program provides a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture and present the region’s diverse talent in dance, theater, live music, and more through an ongoing concert series, special event performances, and a bi-annual airport residency. The program enhances the airport environment and enriches the experience of airport visitors by providing unexpected encounters with arts programming.


SAN’s Arts Program launched its Performing Arts Residency Program in 2016. The residency cultivates the local performing arts community by inviting two artist groups/collectives to develop and perform new work over the course of five months that is inspired by and enlivens the airport environment.


The Performing Arts Residency Program supports the development and public performance of new work that simultaneously affords the artists an opportunity and space to create and rehearse new material while also providing patrons of SAN a unique opportunity for interaction through the performing arts. This process-oriented residency is open to contemporary performing artists in all disciplines—dance, music, theater, as well cross-disciplinary media including digital performance and projection.


Examples of programming may include local, regional and international music; modern, traditional or ethnic dance; as well theatrical productions inspired by or developed in response to the airport setting. Performing artists, arts groups, collectives, organizations, companies, and higher education performing arts departments are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consideration.


A contract in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded for a five month residency period. The selected artist groups/organizations will be required to be onsite at least twice per month and conduct at least one performance or workshop per month. Residents will work with the airport’s Arts Program staff to schedule all meetings, activities and engagement exercises necessary for the project development process. Each residency will commence with an initial site research and proposal development period and the selected artist groups/organizations will work with Arts Program staff to define subsequent performances.


For complete guidelines on the opportunity, visit: to apply is Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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