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Become a Resident Company or Artist in Residence

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a professional dancer, business owner, or instructor? The ARC could be your next stop!

The ARC is more than your typical dance studio. It’s also an incubator and business development center, and at the core of our operations are our Resident companies and artists. The ARC incubator is designed to support companies and independent artists who offer classes for the general public (dance, wellness, movement etc.), and who need a place to grow. Through our Residency program, the ARC offers diverse, high-quality dance and wellness/fitness classes to the general public, while centralizing the education programs, rehearsal space and administrative offices of our Residents, nurturing organic business growth and sustainability.

Types of Residencies

The American Rhythm Center’s Residency models are set up in a way that gives Residents the potential to generate a stream of earned income that will support the artistic practice of independent artists and companies.

  • ARC Managed
    ARC managed Resident companies and artists have weekly classes that are programmed in the American Rhythm Center’s studio management software (MindBody). Clients have the flexibility to sign up online, in the MindBody App, or in person. During the monthly reporting period, revenue totals and attendance are calculated and usage dues are deducted from the total monthly revenue. All remaining funds are then disbursed to the Resident. If the monthly attendance and revenue does not cover the minimal cost of the space, the partner will receive a statement for the balance owed.
  • Resident-Managed
    Resident Managed classes are not programmed in the studio management software (MindBody). In this scenario, Resident companies and independent artists rent ARC studio spaces for a subsidized, flat rate per hour and collect their own client payments for each class. Residents may also regularly rent the space for rehearsals only, if they are not interested in having classes.

Benefits of Being in Residence at the ARC

  • Reduced rental rates
  • Priority usage of the space
  • Shared marketing efforts amongst the ARC and all Residents to promote you/your organization and your classes
  • Option for class registration to be handled by the ARC
  • An environment that is encouraging, collaborative and inspiring
  • Build your network with other partners and clients
  • Administrative support and/or guidance from the ARC to help you be successful
  • Centrally located, making it easy for clients to visit

If you are interested in calling the ARC your home as you practice your craft, build your following, or otherwise develop professionally, apply to join our Residency program.

Space in the program is limited. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when space is available. If considered for the program, you will be invited to an in-person meeting with the Program Manager.

Questions? Contact us at info@arcchicago.org or 312-922-1272.

Not ready for this step? Consider renting space for a pop-up class or workshop instead! Click here for more information.

Support

Original support for the ARC was provided by Elaine Cohen & Arlen Rubin, Charles Gardner & Patti Eylar, Jane Ellen Murray, Pamela Crutchfield, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Boeing Company, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, James S. Kemper Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Polk Bros. Foundation through IFF, and Jenner & Block.