Research Project (RP) is a quarterly works-in-progress series that offers a community forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and artist-to-peer support. RP brings together movement-based artists in the midst of their creative development to show work, share process, give & receive response, and chew the fat. RP has been hosted at OuterSpace Studios in Wicker Park, Chicago since it was founded by Greer Dworman in 2013, initially supported by The Space Movement Project and now by the continued generosity of The Watering Can Dance. I have been coordinating RP since summer 2014, and as of fall 2017, Aurora Tabar has joined this process as we seek to usher RP into its next 5 years.
Research Project 2018 Calendar
RP 15: January 28, 2018
RP 16: April 22, 2018
RP 17: July 22, 2018
Open Call for Submissions
Proposals to show work at RP are accepted on an ongoing basis, with the following details and deadlines for 2018:
RP 15, January 21: full
RP 16, April 22: proposals accepted until April 1
RP 17, July 22: proposals accepted until July 1
If you’re interested in showing work, please know and send along the following:
– RP is shaped to serve movement-based artists, though we encourage a broad view of this language.
– Send us a brief description of the work you wish to share, where you are in your process, and what you hope to gain from this in-progress opportunity. What are you looking for from your audience?
– If possible, send a link to a brief work sample reflecting your current research.
– Let us know the length of time that would best serve your needs in showing. Most performances usually run 10 minutes or under (excerpts of longer works welcome), but we are sometimes able to arrange for longer showings.
Artists will present their work at OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor in Wicker Park, Chicago. We regret that there is not a working elevator at this space.
Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Project History
RP 14: Helen Lee, Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan, Christine Shallenberg, & Megan Rhyme
RP 13: Sara Zalek + KG Price, Izah Ransohoff + Charley Guptill, Courtney Mackedanz, & Carla Gruby
RP 12: M Wu, Amal Rogers, & The Space Movement Project
RP 11: Aurora Tabar, Megan Schneeberger, Hadley Smith, Carson Reiners, & Ilya Vidrin
RP 10: Evvie Allison, Aerica Siegel, Jessica Cornish + Lia Kohl, Carla Gruby, & Joanna Furnans
RP 9: Michael Workman + Jessica Cornish, Jamm n’ Honey, Jia Zhao + Avital Meshi, Charles Joseph Smith, & Rose Bouboushian
RP 8: Hope Goldman, Courtney Mackedanz, Joshua Kent, Megan Pitcher/MegLouise Dance, & The Space Movement Project
RP 7: Lorene Bouboushian, BOOMERANG, Joanna Furnans, Alana Parekh, & Molly Elizabeth Ross
RP 6: keyon gaskin, Anna Martine Whitehead, BOOMERANG, & Shannon Grayson
RP 5: Greer Dworman, Vaudeo Motion, Sara Zalek, & Joshua Kent
RP 4: M Wu, Nora Sharp, Sarah Gottlieb, & Hope Goldman (with a satellite performance at Unity Lutheran Church, Chicago)