Apply for Chunky Move program

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Chunky Move Artistic Director, Antony Hamilton.
Chunky Move Artistic Director, Antony Hamilton.

Melbourne's Chunky Move, in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, is inviting applications to a new program, Solitude 1, it has created for independent artists especially in response to the pandemic lockdown.

A fee of $6000 each will be awarded to 10 artists to undertake curatorially guided, home-based choreographic research, which will have the potential to be further realised as part of a new Chunky Move work, Secret Gardens.

 Independent dance artists working in choreographic, improvisation, performance and/or expanded practice fields are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that consider: 

  • how a reduced, enclosed space is being addressed as a necessary limitation in the research/creation    
  • how the project might share space in close proximity to other works, in a future outcome 
  • willingness to be integrated into a future performance context where significant design considerations are led by Chunky Move, but developed in collaboration with the artist 
  • willingness to engage in an open creative dialogue with Chunky Move and potentially with other Solitude 1 artists about their work.  


  • Sunday 17 May, 2020:  Closing date for submission of proposals. 
  • Week commencing 1 June, 2020:  Artists notified of outcome. Projects begins. 
  • Week commencing 31 August, 2020:  Research / development completed and project documentation provided to Chunky Move. 
  • September – December, 2020:  Chunky Move will consider which projects will be invited for further development over the coming years as part of Secret Gardens.

To apply, go here.


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