The FODAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM is offered every year in affiliation with Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. The program gives dance artists two weeks in Annapolis Royal to live and work. This initiative provides artists with transportation, accommodation, perdiem and studio time, giving them the freedom to create in the quiet beauty of our historic pastoral town.

Dance is an expensive and time consuming art to make. It is generally made on live bodies in the studio in real time. Because of this, Dance Residencies are rare and very sought after. It is our wish to grow this program over the next few years to expand our offering to include more Dance artists both from Nova Scotia and beyond.

For 2024 we are thrilled to offer a two-week residency to Rock Bottom Movement from Toronto to allow them time to work on their new piece BIG TIME MISS. This work will receive its soft premier at FODAR this summer and its full World Premiere at Fall For Dance North in Toronto this fall.

 We are also pleased to offer a one-week residency to artists Maria Osende (Halifax) and Layne Coleman (Toronto) for their work THE COLOUR RED which will also be our Studio Showing  on Friday, July 19 at 1pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, Annapolis Royal.