Freshworks Spring 2021
Monday, November 23, 11:59pm
Freshworks is KST’s month-long creative residency for Pittsburgh based artists and collaborators. Freshworks made its debut in 2013 supporting the playful exploration of performance works while encouraging creative risk taking through interdisciplinary collaborations in contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia. The program provides artists with studio space, production staff, lighting and sound design, professional development, and encouragement for creative risk taking.
For Spring 2021, Freshworks artists will have the option to spend up to 80 hours of residency time at KST’s Alloy Studios with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, or to conduct their residency at home and or virtually with collaborators. Instead of culminating with an in person in-process performance, Freshworks collaborative pairs are required to create a 20 – 30 minute in process video piece. This in-process video performance will be screened on KST’s Crowdcast channel followed by a Q & A with the artists and audiences. The KST Programming team will work with selected artists to determine a process of shooting and editing said video piece, which can be made at KST’s Alloy Studios, outdoors and or in the homes of collaborating artists.