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Help Canadian dancer, collaborative creator (choreographer) & emerging photographer, Julia Carr, paricipate in a nomadic arts residency in Australia this April.

My name is Julia Carr. I am an aerial dancer and a Metis jigger. I also practice historical, alternative as well as digital photography. I regularly create collaboratively through the interdisciplinary Body Narratives Collective, but I also make performance pieces with students in classrooms. I have been Assistant Artistic Director of Dancestreams since 2008. This article written in 2014 ( is a good introduction to me, my interdisciplinary arts practice, and my first experience of Time_Place_Space (TPS):NOMAD in Sept/Oct 2014.

I have been selected to participate once more in TPS: NOMAD this year. It is an international action research residency lab for artists working with collaborative interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practice. TPS: NOMAD 2018 occurs in regional Victoria, with 15 Australian and up to 16 International artists from Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan; sleeping in tents, eating together and making work outside or in local spaces for 10 days plus travel to and from the artist's home city and Melbourne.

Artists are asked step out of their comfort zone and collectively re-imagine artistic practice as environmentally sustainable in its creation. In 2016 the initiative introduced the idea of ‘adaptive practice’ to the lab to encourage analysis of the conditions under which artists are making work, in a world of climate instability. Coupled with a rigorous engagement with Indigenous knowledge led by local traditional owners alongside First Nations facilitators, we are asked to consider the space of decolonisation, adaptation and Indigeneity in our arts practice, in the conditions under which we make work, as well as the work itself.

The connections, professional networks and future collaborative possibilities that emerged from this previous edition for me have been exciting and a testament to the experimental and experiential processes of the initiative. Thanks to this experience, I was invited to Natimuk in regional Victoria (Australia) to collaboratively create and perform "Dusk" on the community's grain silo in Oct/Nov 2017. TPS:NOMAD 2018 promises to take me back to Natimuk and Mt Arapiles to deepen the collaborative relationships I began to build with local artists and community members there last year. This is why I am most eager to step out of my comfort zone and face the challenges of this program. I have this vision of being able to create light drawings and paintings of dances on the vertical surface of Declaration Crag with the help of my friends.

I am asking people to contribute money to this campaign because the highly competitive grant application deadlines that would support this initiative fall in such a way that I would not know the outcome until well after the residency has been completed.  Funds raised will be put towards airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, food, travel health insurance, core costs of the program ($500) & FundRazr's fee.

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A toast to you
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I will raise a toast announcing your name in thanks at some point during the nomadic residency April 18-28, 2018.
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ground transportation for a day
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Airport transfers and buses between Melbourne & campsites.
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food for a day
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Meals in Melbourne, on the road and shared with other artists by the campfire.
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Accommodation will be mostly campgrounds with a couple motels.
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I will send you a postcard in thanks and mail it to you from Australia.
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I will mail you a postcard from Australia and send you a written reflection of my TPS:NOMAD 2018 experience and personal thank-you card after I return to Canada.
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Half the roundtrip airfare for an approximate 20-hour journey between Vancouver and Melbourne.
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