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Little Theatre Auditorium
Small Stages Artist Residency'22

Applications opened March 21, 2022
Application closed 4:59pm, May 8, 2022.

On Friday, April 29, 3pm-4pm learn more about the residency, how to apply and ask questions.
Register to attend the Webinar

Residency Overview

Little Theatre Auditorium invites place-based performance artists who are residents or returning residents of the State of Minnesota to apply for the Small Stages Artist Residency. This program is an opportunity for one performance artist or group of artists to develop, expand or adapt their practice in place-based performance-making to interactive art experiences, or performance installations. We hope this program will create new approaches for how our citizens engage with each other and with shared spaces, especially in this time of isolation, divisiveness and uncertainty. Applications for this 4-6 week residency in August-September 2022 are due at 4:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Download Details and How To Apply

Please submit applications via email to: by 4:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, May 8, 2022. No hard copies will be accepted.

  • You must be a US Citizen or a legal resident of the United States. MN residents will be given preference. 

  • Applicants from any demographic or geography are welcome to apply, however,  preference will be given to BIPOC and Native artists, LGBTQIA+ artists, womxn artists, immigrant artists, and artists from rural communities.

  • You must be 21+ years of age and complete a background check (Note: past felonies are not an automatic dismissal). 

  • You must be at a Mid-Career or beyond stage in your artistic career. What is a Mid-Career Artist? Mid-career artists are recognized by their peers and arts professionals, have produced an independent body of work and have a record of commissions, projects, or exhibitions. (as defined by Forecast Public Art)

  • Collaborative groups are welcome to apply but the stipend and housing is the same

Selection Criteria

Our criteria for selecting a Small Stages artist is based on a combination of your experience as a practicing artist who:

  • focuses on community engagement

  • has an interest in, connections to, and / or experience working in and with community members from a range of social, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds

  • has an interest in, connections to, and / or experience working in a rural context in a professional capacity

  • demonstrates how this residency fits into their life and practice.

New London Arts Alliance (

City of New London (

Email to find out how your organization can partner and support this and other community activities.

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