In 2022, The Union for Contemporary Art’s Inside/Outside Fellowship program will focus on supporting the creative and professional development of theatre practitioners of multiple disciplines. This Performing Arts Collective + Inside/Outside Fellowship will embody the collaborative spirit of The Union’s Fellowship and Performing Arts programs, and seeks to create a space for new, emerging, and established talents to create and grow together.

Applications are now open to theatre practitioners - of various creative disciplines - who demonstrate a commitment to building a theatre practice that includes community storytelling, exploring new ways of making theatre, and are at a moment in their lives wherein they’re ready to benefit from this kind of immersive experience.

Artists of various mediums in service to the work of theatre-making are encouraged to apply. This includes: actors; writers; directors; costume, stage, and lighting designers; sound engineers; and more.

This interdisciplinary Fellowship year is an opportunity for theatre artists to collaborate and create within a multi-track creative experience, designed to grow the practices of individual artists, culminating in the production of a theatrical work rooted in community storytelling.

Artists selected to be a part of the 2022 Performing Arts Inside/Outside Fellowship Program will receive: 

  • $2000 program stipend
  • 24/7 access to a 400 sq ft private studio at The Union for Contemporary Art from March–December 2022
  • Bi-monthly workshops and studio sessions 
  • A mentor in the performing arts 
  • Union staff support


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Applications due January 2, 2022 11:59PM CST.

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