As a centre for choreographic practice and research, K3 offers different types of residencies providing choreographers with space, time and support to work, experiment and exchange ideas with other artists.
In 2007, K3 began its main residency programme, which each year provides three choreographers with a chance to work on site for eight months. Usually this working period runs from August to April and the programme is intended for choreographers currently still the beginning of their professional careers, but who have already produced some choreographic work of their own. The goal of the programme is to provide time and space for artistic research based on a project proposal that culminates in a full-length production at the end of the residency. Choreographers-in-residence receive a monthly allowance, a production budget, mentoring, dramaturgical support, and opportunities to acquire additional skills and qualifications. The deadline for applications for the residency programme is usually in summer. For more information on who can apply and what is required, please go to: Calls for Applications
Moreover, there are various thematic residency formats, some of which artists can apply for separately and some of which are linked to K3's education and training programmes.
Depending on the space available, K3 also invites artists to apply for rehearsal space residencies usually in spring and summer for choreographic research or specific rehearsal phases for dance productions. These residencies exclusively cover the use of a studio. Studio use is only granted for periods of at least one week at a time and not on an hourly or daily basis.
Moreover, K3 also collaborates with artists and partner institutions to create further residency and work formats, which so far include the Tour d’Europe des Chorégraphes, Treffen Total, Surviving Dance and Ping-Pong.
Calls for applications for residencies are announced on this website, in the K3 Newsletter and in K3's programme booklet.