Mid-career artists are given space to prioritise choreographic practice – to test ideas, trial new ways of working, critically examine material in development or deeply investigate choreographic ideas.

The program is designed to support frameworks for choreographic practice without the expectation or pressure of a performance outcome. The residences are artist led; the choreographer designs the residency through their interests, desires, and drivers. Artists will be supported by STRUT to identify tools that are needed, whether that be dramaturgical support, conversation partners, feedback sessions and / or sharings.

Whilst there is no expectation of a performance outcome, artists will be required to host a formal or informal event for the Boorloo dance community, connected with their time in residence. Ensuring that the artist in residence engages the local dance community in some way throughout their residency period allows this program to benefit artists in the greater community. These alternative outcomes may be (but don’t have to be) artist talks, showings with invited audiences, open workshop days (where the creative process is shared), opportunities for emerging artists to shadow the choreographer, or additional professional classes. STRUT will offer support to the selected artists to facilitate this.

In 2023, STRUT offered 2 x mid-career residencies.

Kathleen Szalay Mulholland


Your Place explores community and country, creating an innovative visual artwork through conversation, movement and long-exposure photography.



Rachel Arianne Ogle

Anatomy of Ritual: A series of embodied explorations on time, history, ritual and devotion.

Rachel will be hosting open workshop days during her residency to share her research with the independent dance community.


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