Our mission :
Studio 303 exists to promote the evolution of live artistic practices.
What we do :
Concentrating on the physical body, Studio 303 is a unique resource centre which offers cutting edge workshops, innovative administrative services and a flexible, intimate studio laboratory where new works may be created and presented. Studio 303′s programming aims to stimulate enriching exchanges between a variety of artists, art forms and the public. In concert with its presenting events, Studio 303 offers a network of intersecting support and resource activities, providing a nurturing home base for independent artists.
Studio 303 is a live-art presenter
Studio 303 programmes a dozen dance and interdisciplinary events per year, most of which feature short works by emerging and established artists alike, on a shared programme. In addition, several of our transdisciplinary creation workshops lead to public performances. Occasionally, we present full-length works, and site-specific projects in other venues, mainly with artists with whom we have a long-standing presenting relationship.
Studio 303 provides orientation
Our reception and resource area is frequently visited by artists seeking information on dance and related arts in the city and internationally. Up-to-date information on local, national, and international artistic opportunities (physical and digital resources), video dubbing facilities, as well as free computer Internet access, is available to artists. Information on self-production is available (downloadable and in hard copy) in the Studio 303-published guide, Taking the Leap. In 2009, Studio 303 launched its Support Labs, focussing on innovative problem solving and expertise sharing for artists with elusive practices.
Studio 303 is a place for learning
Programmed ten months of the year, our wide range of professional-level workshops focus on the creative process and alternative techniques, often becoming a breeding ground for new artistic collaborations. A future generation of cultural workers are supported through technical and administrative internships, while emerging artists are invited onto certain selection committees.
Studio 303 is a place to create
Studio 303 offers affordable access to its studio space and equipment year-round, providing a home for rehearsals, teaching and independent productions. Co-presenting services are available to accommodate stimulating short-notice events. Its artist residencies (notably, the annual Emerging Artist-in-Residence program) provide space, as well as technical, administrative and dramaturgical support for new creations by young or emerging artists.