Through the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, New York Live Arts provides an opportunity for new artistic voices to gain professional experience and recognition. Each year six early career artists are selected by a panel through a live audition process. Artists selected receive research, development, and performance support.
Fresh Tracks engages artists directly with peers, arts professionals and Live Arts staff in dialogues about their work within the context of the professional contemporary dance and performance field. In the spring, following their initial performances, each member of the group receives a 50-hour creative residency along with introductory level professional development workshops in marketing, fundraising and career development. Artists also participate in Dialogue sessions facilitating open discussion about their creative process and one-on-one consultations, both with Artistic Advisor Levi Gonzalez.
"Established in 1965 as the Studio Series program, the open call for emerging choreographers evolved into the Fresh Tracks program in 1984."
— Carla Peterson, Artistic Director
Previous Fresh Tracks artists include: Jeff Duncan (1965), Deborah Jowitt (1968), Wendy Perron (1970), Alice Tierstein (1974), Bill T. Jones (1977), Bebe Miller (1978) Elizabeth Streb (1979), Tere O'Connor (1984), Amy Sue Rosen (1986), David Parker (1990), Lisa Race (1991), Maura Ngyuen-Donohue (1995), and more recently, Jen Rosenblit (2009).
Thank you to all the artists who submitted an audition application for the 2012-13 Fresh Tracks random drawing. All artists who have received an audition slot have been contacted via email, as well as those artists who are on the waitlist. Please check the Audition Schedule below for a complete schedule of auditionees.