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InterMISSION Artist Development Program

In early 2020, the Fredericton Playhouse was one of countless organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13, we closed our doors and cancelled all live performances on the advice of Public Health.

In June of the same year, a new artist residency program, InterMISSION, was developed. The Fredericton Playhouse adapted to the unique and challenging situation we face with the pandemic by offering artists in our province the opportunity to use our stage, equipment and expertise in a series of creative residencies.

The InterMISSION Artist Development program will continue through future seasons, allowing professional artists the chance to work and hone their craft in our theatre space.

The Fredericton Playhouse is now accepting applications for their artist development program, InterMISSION. Applications are due by September 9th, 2022, for residencies taking place during the 2023-24 season.

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Individual artists, artistic companies, collectives, or any combination thereof working collaboratively are eligible to apply. Artists must be professional artists as defined by ArtsNB (see and may be emerging, mid-career or senior. The majority of individuals participating must be permanent New Brunswick residents. Priority will be given to applications that include artists residing in the Greater Fredericton region. All artistic disciplines are eligible, but priority will be given to those working in one or more of the performing arts (music, dance, theatre, circus, spoken word, etc.).

Some examples of residency projects include: creating new works, innovative music or sound recordings, video and lighting exploration, script development, movement exploration, staging or artistic specialization for plays, acting for the camera, vocal coaching, preparing for concerts, exploring or researching innovative ideas, small group collective composition lab for music and dance. Residencies are open to theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, dancers, visual artists, designers, etc.

How to apply: 

Please send your application in one document by September 9th, 2022, to Lesandra Dodson at

Applications must include:
1.    Applicant name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, phone number(s))

2.    Artistic Discipline(s) (theatre, music, dance, literary arts, media arts, multi-disciplinary arts, architecture, circus, spoken word, etc.)

3.    List of Artists, collaborators, or partners involved

4.    Artist CV and/or bio for each artist or artistic company involved
5.    Links to applicant’s website(s) and those of collaborators and partners, and links to samples of previous work (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

6.    Project description and objective (2 pages maximum) – Explain why this residency would be important for you, what you hope to achieve, and how you will document the residency. Provide how online content will be developed and how it will be disseminated.

7.    Name and CV or bio of proposed mentor, coach, expert or outside eye (if any)

8.    Number of days required to complete the residency

9.    Availability - Provide three (3) possible start dates for the residency

10.    Reference – One (1) professional reference (name, relationship and contact info) who can support your application