This residency funds aspiring artistic directors and managing directors in residence at Bay Area theatres for a 12-16 week residency during which the residents with be mentored by the artistic and/or managing director and lead a significant project during the season.
The goal of the program is to support inclusion and representation in theatre leadership by removing roadblocks to arts leadership for historically marginalized groups including BIPOC, disabled, transgender, nonbinary, and female-identified theatremakers. The Arts Leadership Residency is designed to give freelance theatremakers the experience, skills, and connections they need to become the artistic directors and managing directors of the future. The Arts Leadership Residency is also designed to assist theatre companies in creating more diverse future leadership.
Read about the most recent cohort and the perspectives from past participants.
This program is funded in part with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts and Amazon.
How to Apply
Individual artists and theatre companies apply jointly, using the online form below. Full eligibility requirements are in the application guidelines.
Applications for the 2022–23 cohort are closed.
Applications are currently closed.
Artists in Residence
Tanika Baptiste (she/they)
Amal Bisharat (she/her)
Mylo Cardona (they/them)
Phaedra Tillery-Boughton (she/her)
Virginia Blanco in residence at AlterTheater
Devin Cunningham in residence at African-American Shakespeare Company
Daniel Duque Estrada in residence at Magic Theatre
Julius Rea in residence at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Read about the 2021-22 Cohort →
2020–21 Cohort (Directors Residency)
Maya Herbsman in residence at Cutting Ball Theatre
Aidaa Peerzada in residence at SFBATCO
Michael Wayne Rice in residence at SPARC
Leigh Rondon-Davis in residence at Shotgun Players
Read the article about the 2020-21 Cohort →