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︎ ARCOS, Faith Davis, Uli García Vela, Sarah Annie Navarrete
ARCOS believes in relational, rather than transactional, practices of sharing resources, knowledge, and care. ARCOS Presents is a production mentorship and laboratory designed to prepare artists to be nimble, courageous, and willing to take creative risks by tackling difficult ideas in new ways. We aim to support Austin-based “emerging-into-self-producing” dance artists at any stage of their choreographic practices.

Applicants should be interested in experimentation and making art that is resilient to the ongoing changes we will all continue to face. We invite dance artists thinking in genre-expanding, unconventional, multidisciplinary, and risky directions. The lab program will produce two artists: one full-length piece already in development and one short-form work-in-progress.

Awardees receive financial support, including artist stipend, production budget, studio rehearsal space, technical inventory access, and performance venue rental. Additionally, mentorship provides awardees creative thought partnering, production and technical support, and audience and press outreach.


May 31 - Applications open
June 30 - Applications close
July–August - Creation period
September - Performance presentation