The 2021 Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab is happening!
It will, however, look different this year. As we are just beginning to emerge from isolation, reopen our spaces, and get used to being around other humans again, we have had to make some adjustments for this summer and thus we are offering a scaled-down, all-local version of the Lab this August.
Our Summer Residency Lab brings artists to Berkeley to work on projects in 1–4 week residencies. Artists are selected based on a combination of existing relationships with Berkeley Rep and an application process. Interaction with other artists, staff, board and, when appropriate, the public are highly encouraged. There is no final presentation required at the end of the lab. If a project is in a stage where a reading or an audience would be useful, then that will be arranged. But there is no expectation of any kind of public showing. The purpose is to identify where the project is in its development path, and to move it to the next stage, whatever that stage may be.
The Ground Floor is supported by Louise Gund, Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau, Michael & Sue Steinberg, and other individual supporters of Berkeley Rep’s Create Campaign. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tournesol Project, and Bank of America.