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Incubating and Developing New Works

Residencies are one of the main ways Hi-ARTS engages artists and the community. We look for works from established and emerging artists whose works are in pivotal phases of development. The work should be innovative and push new and dynamic interdisciplinary forms. As an interactive creative space we prioritize artists and pieces that value interaction with communities in developing content and presenting work. Our residencies are committed to reflecting a range of experiences tied to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and sexuality.



CRITICAL BREAKS supports artists who are in the pivotal phases of developing their work in theater and  performance. As an incubation and innovation space, CRITICAL BREAKS allows artists to take their ideas to the next stage through an intensive development process and public works-in-progress showing. CRITICAL BREAKS residencies include resources for project development ranging from artist stipends, administrative and technical support, and access to rehearsal and writing time and space. CRITICAL BREAKS is designed to support the artist's needs and best support the trajectory of the project. Apply to CRITICAL BREAKS Residency here


SCRATCH LAB is a flexible creative space and time to develop work. This opportunity helps artists generate brand new work or iterate existing work. The LAB is an experimental and generative opportunity for artists to hone in on particular aspects of their piece in a focused way. SCRATCH LAB gives artists the chance to think through the early stages and next steps for a work. Apply to SCRATCH LAB Residency here


Collaborating With New and Established Artists

Artists are at the core of our work at Hi-ARTS. What unites this diverse group is that they share similar aesthetics and ideas about the transformative power of art and the importance of community. Our goal is to continuously nurture  this spirit at Hi-ARTS. From a creative and artistic perspective, our artists have made Hi-ARTS the organization that it is.


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