Since its inception Fly on a Wall’s vision has been rooted in the desire to support innovative creators and their ideas. It is this vision that has lead to the development of the Fly on a Wall Artist Residency, a one month residency culminating in a performance/showing in the black box at The Windmill Arts Center. 

Fly on a Wall is seeking applicants from Atlanta artists working in any performance medium who do not have regular access to creative time and space. All bodies are encouraged to apply regardless of age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, ability, citizen status, national origin, or religion. 

The residency includes:

  • Access to the Windmill White Box, June 15 - July 11 9:00am-2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday.

  • Two all day access to the Windmill Black Box, July 10 and 11. This can be a tech day and a performance day, or a filming, or a work-in-progress, etc.

  • Access to all technical and artistic capabilities of the Windmill Arts Center and Fly on a Wall, except for expendables (e.g. Tape, Special Flooring, etc.). 

If you have a performance you will be able to sell tickets and keep all proceeds generated from ticket sales.

The total cost for the residency is $400. Half of this fee will be paid to Fly on a Wall at the beginning of the residency, and half will be paid at the end.

All applications will be reviewed by a diverse panel, and the top three candidates will be interviewed by the Fly on a Wall Team.

Once selected the artist will meet with the Fly on a Wall Team to develop the goals and terms of the residency. 

Artist Residency Application
This application is now closed for the 2020 year.

Photos by James Jin // @jamesjinimages

Gabrielle Duncan is currently a senior at Kennesaw State University (KSU) who has earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and is currently pursuing her Business Management Degree. She has been a Kennesaw State University Dance Company member for five semesters. In 2018, she performed Lisa Lock's "Suspended Vision" at the Kennedy Center for the American College Dance Association's national conference. One of her choreographic works "We to I" has been showcased at the KSU Spring Dance Concert and The Fulton County Arts Festival in 2019. She has attended the Dance Sessions summer intensive in 2016 and Staib Dance summer intensive in 2017. Gabrielle Duncan has been teaching dance for five years to beginner and advanced leveled dancers at Dance Arts Centre and N-Step Dance Academy. She teaches jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, lyrical, ballet and contemporary dance.

When we asked Gabby about her artist statement, she responded, “To take pride in the art that I create and to treat everything and everyone involved with great care and love.”

2020 Artist in Resident:
Gabby Duncan

Photos by Christina Massad

Video by Christina Massad from "Are We There Yet?" by Mediums Collective (2019)

Porter Grubbs and The Mediums Collective held a creative residency at The Windmill Arts Center for the month of June 2019. During this time, he held open classes, rehearsals and presented, "Are We There Yet?" in the black box. 

When we asked Porter about his residency, he said, "I'm eternally grateful to Fly and The Windmill for opening their space to me and my collective at the time, Mediums. That month of focused creative effort was invaluable for our process and it helped us to grow closer in our practice. I learned a lot about my responsibilities as a choreographer and director while taking space to experiment, make mistakes, and expand my creative vocabulary. Performance is a practice in and of itself, and the opportunity we were given to produce a show at the culmination of our residency was essential to our development as artists and as voices in the community."

-Porter Grubbs

2019 Artist in Resident:
Porter Grubbs // The Mediums Collective

Photo by Daley Kappenman of DayLilies Photography

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