The Nest Residency

Suitcase in Point offers new generation theatre artists in the Niagara Region a unique residency program, called The Nest. These residencies provide access to resources through:

  • Suitcase in Points network of artistic partners/collaborators
  • Use of The Green Studio space, facilities and technical equipment
  • Support from Suitcase in Points staff in service of an artistic project

Residency in The Nest includes the opportunity to showcase work developed as part of our annual Suitcase in Point Residency Showcase. 

This is an opportunity for directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, divisors, and creators looking for a space to cultivate ideas. While individuals are welcome to apply, we encourage collectives, companies and collaborators to apply as a group. Both emerging and professional artists are welcome, with preference given to artists who are new generation (18-30 yrs) and reside in the Niagara Region.

The Nest Includes:

  • Up to 7 days of development and/or exploration time in The Green Studio, cost-free
  • Access to Suitcase in Points network of artists/collaborators
  • Masterclasses with artists, directors, producers, designers, dramaturgs, and playwrights 
  • Participation in The Forum discussion series
  • Support from Suitcase in Points’ artists and staff.
  • Opportunity to showcase work created at In the Soil Arts Festival

Potential Residency Dates:

There are 3 week-long residences available between August 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020 *

Application Procedure:

Submit a 1-page letter of intent detailing your overall goals for the residency. Give a brief description of the project. Who is involved? What do you hope to accomplish? What sort of mentorship/professional expertise do you think would be most useful to you and your collaborators to reach your goal? Would a consecutive 7-day residency suit the needs of your project, or a series of days spread out over a few weeks? How else can Suitcase in Point support your needs? 

All Nest Residency positions have been filled for the 2019/2020 season. Applications will be taken until February 9th 2020 at 11:59pm for the 2020/2021 season.

To submit .pdf application or for further information please contact

Nest Residencies for 2019/2020