Join us in supporting new work in its earliest stages! 

Open Studio offers artists a regular platform to present a range of works-in-progress: from a few minutes of new material to a performance installation to an excerpt of a durational performance. All projects are self-contained and technically constrained, providing a low-pressure showcase that encourages experimentation. Audiences have the opportunity to engage informally with artists and give feedback after each showcase. 

This season, OtB Ambassador and 17/18 Season artist Dani Tirrell will be curating one Open Studio with artists whose projects will be developed over the year and will culminate in a showing in spring 2018.

Project proposals are considered three times over the season (see application deadlines below); performance dates and lineups will be posted online throughout the year.

Application Deadlines
FALL (Oct–Dec): SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
WINTER (Jan–Feb): NOVEMBER 3, 2017
SPRING (Mar–Apr): JANUARY 12, 2018

Performance Schedule
FALL 2017
Sat, Oct 21: Open Studio #32
Sat, Dec 16: Open Studio #33

Sat, Jan 13: Open Studio #34
Sat, Feb 10: Open Studio #35
Sat, Feb 24: Open Studio #36

Sat, Mar 10: Open Studio #37
Sat, Mar 24: Open Studio #38 (Curated by Dani Tirrell)
Sat, Apr 7: Open Studio #39
Sat, Apr 21: Open Studio #40



Email Charles Smith for additional information.
Open Studio showcases are a $5 suggested donation.




Open Studio is produced by Charles Smith, Director of Program Management

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