Since its inception, Fly on a Wall’s vision has been rooted in the desire to support innovative creators and their ideas. This vision led 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 applications 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, July 5 - July 31 9:00am-2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday.
Two all-day access to the Windmill Black Box, August 6 & 7. 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.).
Two required community engagement opportunities to be led by the Artist-In-Residence.
If the Artist-In-Residence chooses to have a ticketed performance, all proceeds will go to the Artist.
All applications will be reviewed by a diverse group of panelists, and the top three candidates will be interviewed by the Fly on a Wall Team.
Once selected, the Artist-In-Residence will meet with the Fly on a Wall Team to develop the goals and terms of the residency.
2021 Artist Residency Application - Click here to apply
Opens: Friday, March 12th 10am
Closes: Friday, April 23 by midnight
2020 Artist in Resident:
Photos by James Jin // @jamesjinimages
Gabrielle worked at The Windmill Arts Center during her Summer Residency 2020 creating a full-length dance work, "Entertain The Sky" Due to Covid-19, the decision was made to turn her live performance into a dance film. This film is free to watch March 12 - March 14, 2021 only.
This film was made possible by Fly on a Wall and The Windmill Arts Center with support from Fulton County Arts Council.
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.”
Photos + Video 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."
2019 Artist in Resident:
Porter Grubbs // The Mediums Collective
Photo by Daley Kappenman of DayLilies Photography