15 Aug 2023

Zaccho Dance Theatre


Black Futures Resident Artist Dazaun Soleyn

Photo by Btoopositive

Black Futures Artist-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline is THIS FRIDAY!

Zaccho Dance Theatre’s Black Futures Artist-in-Residence Program is open to diverse voices, emerging and established, called to express the Black experience through an arts practice that inspires dialogue and builds community. Our goal is to support artists at all points of their process and to give them an opportunity to conduct in depth research without the pressure of presenting a completed work by the end of the residency.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2023 at midnight PT


Eligibility: Theater, dance, and interdisciplinary artists, as well as collaborative teams who identify as Black, African, African American, or of African descent. Both emerging and established artists are welcome to apply. Artists should have at least three years of professional work in their field. Applicants must live in the Bay Area and preference will be given to residents of San Francisco.

Selection Process: An interdisciplinary selection committee will consider applications for the residencies. There will be careful consideration when selecting artists who represent a diverse set of disciplines, experiences, and ideas. Artists will be notified of their acceptance into this program by no later than September 18, 2023.

Application Process: Submit all materials requested in the Google Form linked to on this email by no later than August 18, 2023 at midnight PT. If you have any questions about the application process or want guidance on the completion of your application, please contact Artist-in-Residence Program Manager, Jessica Bailey Alternatively, you can read our document “What Makes a Successful Black Futures Application?” for assistance.

If you are unable to access the Google Form, please use this PDF version of the application and submit by email to jessica@zaccho.org by August 18, 2023.


  • Selected Artists’ Announcement: September 18, 2023
  • Mandatory Black Futures Orientation: October 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm PT 
  • Program Duration: 9 Months (October 2023 - June 2024)

Submit Application Materials HERE

We look forward to reading your application!

Black Futures is proudly funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative.

With gratitude,

The Zaccho Dance Theatre Family

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