Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program
New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Program is a season-long residency opportunity for artists exploring hybrid and movement-based art at the beginning stages of their careers in New York City. Created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks continues as a signature program of New York Live Arts.
Designed as a springboard for intensive choreographic, administrative, and creative development, Fresh Tracks is a pioneer opportunity in the field, positioning early career artists within Live Arts’ annual programming. Unfolding over the course of Live Arts’ regular theater season, the Fresh Tracks Program provides artists with a 50-hour studio residency, a professionally-produced shared evening bill in the New York Live Arts theater, an artist fee, one-on-one dialogue sessions with the program’s Artistic Adviser, professional development workshops led by renowned professionals from the field, and exclusive access to Live Arts Marketing, Production and Programming staff support.
Criteria for Selection
New York Live Arts values experimentation, collaboration and a genuine commitment to new ideas and new aesthetics. We place a premium on the originality of ideas and the quality of their execution. A panel of artists and other professionals from the field selects artists based on their demonstration of the above qualities and must possess a keen desire to develop and explore their work with their peers in the context of a residency program.