Creative Residency

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Douglass Theatre’s Creative Residency program enlist Creatives (ages 18+) at all career stages in the performing and visual arts fields. The program is designed to collaborate and provide access to the Douglass Theatre platform for (BIPOC) Creatives to develop, cultivate, and share his/her creative works.

The residency is a cooperative approach intended to help Creatives elevate his/her brand; to hone or refine their skills; to expand or grow their network; and to strengthen their practice.

The duration of the residency is six months. During the residency, the Creative Resident will work with a dynamic Douglass Theatre team to produce/present at least three creative works. Additionally, the Creative Resident will receive use of the theatre space, technical and marketing support, and a participation stipend, along with a share of proceeds from ticketed events that are produced as part of the residency.

THE CREATIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM IS NOT AN OPEN CALL

Interested artists/creatives should EMAIL:
SUBJECT LINE: Creative Residency
– Creatives are invited to participate by the Douglass Theatre’s Leadership Team and must be willing to take part in an interview and sign a participation agreement.
– Groups are also considered but must specify at least two lead administrators for the group.
– Creatives do not have to be based in Macon, GA to be considered.
Email must include the following:
– Statement of interest (no more than 150 words) detailing “how” the residency would add value to his/her creative career.
– Name, contact number and email.
– Links that showcase examples of his/her creative work

The residency primarily targets emerging to mid-career artists (but consider Creatives at all stages in their career), who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) that have some experience working independently as a practitioner in their creative field. The Douglass Theatre is a historic treasure that was founded/started/operated in 1921 by Charles Henry Douglass, Macon’s first Black Millionaire, as a safe haven for Black Artists to share their artistry with the community and feel safe doing so. Thus, interested creatives need to answer this question for themselves: am I self-motivated, proactive with a collaborative and mature approach to my work and others, and willing to make a commitment to thrive?