Studio Light Moves Open Futures 2022 Residency Open Call

Open Futures 2022 invites collaborative submissions, consisting of one dance artist and one digital media artist, who are exploring the potential of interdisciplinary exchange within practices that consider stage, gallery, installation and outdoor settings. Three pairs of artists will be selected for this two-week mentored and technically supported residency in Limerick, Ireland. With an emphasis on process, the residency will facilitate experimentation and exploration of methods and approaches that expand the rich collaborative potential between dance and technology.


  • 2 weeks paid residency time for a dance artist and media artist.
  • €750 per week per person.
  • Studio space in Dance Limerick, Limerick City Gallery of Art and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with access to relevant technical equipment.
  • Accommodation provided in Limerick.
  • Vouched receipted travel costs up to a maximum of €250.
  • €750 for the purpose of one-to-one sessions with specialised mentors/advisors working in dance and technology.
  • Critical exchange talks by experienced practitioners in the field, presented in partnership with Dance Ireland.
  • A €5,000 continuity bursary and an additional two-week residency award at Dance Ireland for one collaborating pair to develop their work.
  • A platform on the Light Moves Festival website and during the Festival to share findings, make connections and build partnerships for future project development.


Friday 18th March | Open Futures Application Deadline
Early April | Announcement of selected artists
20 June – 1 July 2022 | Residency Lab in Limerick
5-16 December 2022 | Dance House, Dublin Residency

Full residency application details HERE

Studio Light Moves is an initiative of Light Moves Festival aimed at investing in and nurturing creative process and enquiry in dance, technology and screen-based dance practices. Open Futures is delivered in partnership with Dance Limerick and now in its second year, introduces new partners, Dance Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.