Make a Start residencies are 1- to 2-week in-studio residencies designed for new or early-stage developments and creative experiments.

We’re looking for risk—ideas that put you outside your comfort zone and stretch your artistic practice; and projects that are challenging choreographic thinking and exploring new experimental approaches to dance practice.

These residencies take place outside of LGI’s office hours on weekends and evenings. Studio space permitting, they may be during office hours.

Who can apply?
– Choreographers, trained dancers, recent graduates, and dance artists with a track record of creating work.
– LGI encourages applications from artists identifying as First Nations, CALD, Deaf or Disabled, and LGBTQIA+.
– Applications can be made by individuals, collectives, or companies.

How to apply
1) Please download and read the Information Pack
2) Then complete the online application here

– LGI is committed to making our programs and events accessible.
– If you have accessibility requirements, please note them in your application or contact our Estelle to discuss at
– If you require a PDF version or Word version of either of these application forms, or would like to submit this application in an alternative format, please contact Estelle at
– You can supply your phone number via email if you would prefer to discuss via phone

Applications are now open and close 5pm Thursday 9 May 2024.