Call for Apps – Performance Residency

Applications Now Closed.

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 1, 2024

Important dates:

Deadline to apply: Friday, Mar 1, 2024

Notifications regarding residencies: Monday, Mar 18, 2024

Residency period: April 2024 or May 2024 - September 2024

Residency orientation: week of April 8th -13th


Tranzac is inviting artists, groups, curators, ensembles and organizations to apply to our performance residency for April/May 2024 - September 2024. The results of this call will augment Tranzac's vibrant residency program with 14 newly opened timeslots. Previous Tranzac residency artists and folks new to Tranzac are encouraged to apply.

These monthly performance residencies can be used as an opportunity to explore themes in curation, presentation, performance, or collaboration; to experiment with new arrangements, accompaniment, or genres; to road-test new material before recording, share new work, build audience and community, and more. All ideas are welcome, in your application, please let us know what you would like to do with your proposed performance residency.

Tranzac’s intimate Southern Cross Lounge (capacity: 58, approximately 35-40 seated) has long been home to many residencies that are at the heart of Tranzac’s programming and identity. These artist-led residencies take place in two-hour time slots; shows are PWYC (pass the hat) and Tranzac also pays artists 10% of the bar profit (with the exception of community groups/jams). Sound is DIY (do it yourself), but Tranzac has a full backline, including drums and a piano; sound workshops will be offered to successful applicants as part of their orientation.

Assessment process:

In your application, you will be asked to describe the proposed activity of your residency and to provide two samples of your work (two links, no downloads please).

Applicants will be assessed by a peer jury made up of artists, Tranzac staff and board members based on the impact on the artist/group and the impact on wider communities.

Considerations include:

  • The impact of the proposed residency on the participant’s artistic and career development, or the artistic communities they are involved in.
  • Does the proposed residency or something similar already have a home at Tranzac or elsewhere?
  • Our desire is to support artists and artistic communities who have not previously had a performance residency at Tranzac.

Apply now

Please contact Sarah Greene at if you have any questions.