Technical Residency Program

The Performing Arts Technical Residency Program aims to support the development of artistic creations within dance, theatre, circus and interdisciplinary work at a stage when the works can benefit from experimenting with production elements in a venue. 

In response to feedback received from the performing arts community, while building on the legacy of HATCH and other Harbourfront Centre residencies such as the Craft & Design Artists-in-Residence, the Performing Arts Technical Residency Program will occur throughout the year and in selected Harbourfront Centre theatre venues, pending availability.  

The residencies are technical in format. Mostly one week-long in duration, they provide essential production support in a theatre venue at a stage of the project’s development. Residencies are for projects that have already gone through at least the first phase of creation and are on their way to production and final presentation. 

Apply for Residency

Application deadlines for the 2024–2025 season of the Technical Residency program: 

September 12, 2023: Applications open 

November 30, 2023: Applications close 

January 31, 2024: Notification date to all applicants



Work for five days in one of Harbourfront Centre’s selected theatre venues, pending availability and upon an agreed schedule. Theatre venues are the Fleck Dance Theatre and the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.    

Venue Fee

Harbourfront Centre waives the venue rental fee for the duration of the technical residency.  

Artist Fee

Harbourfront Centre will award successful candidates an artistic residency fee of $5,000 (Canadian).  

Production Costs

Harbourfront Centre will award successful candidates a subsidy of a maximum of $4,500 (Canadian) against Harbourfront Centre technical and operational staff costs. Any additional technical and operational staff costs above this amount will be charged to the successful candidates.  

Travel, Accomodation, Per Diems and Parking

Harbourfront Centre does not cover travel, accommodation, per diems and parking costs.

Venue Equipment List

Harbourfront Centre has updated equipment lists on its venues and this will be shared with successful applicants. 

Harbourfront Centre also acknowledges that technical requirements are specific to each project in residency and will be discussed before the residency period to ensure artists have the in-venue support they require.

Past Technical Residencies


bluemouth inc.

Natasha Powell/Holla Jazz
Dances with Trane

Naishi Wang & Jean Abreu

Jenn Goodwin
The Changeover 


Allen Kaeja
I am the Child of  

Karen Kaeja
Touch X 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


UnSpun Theatre
Little Wonder

Bill Coleman & Lee Maracle
Out of the Longhouse

Leelee Davis


Tier 1

Vanessa Goodman and Belinda McGuire
The Other Half
Fleck Dance Theatre

Barbara Diabo
Sky Dancers: Bridges
Fleck Dance Theatre

Daina Ashbee
J’ai pleuré avec les chiens
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Tier 2

Ame Henderson
Harbourfront Centre Theatre


Tier 1

Heidi Strauss/adelheid
Harbourfront Centre Theatre and east campus grounds

Andrew Schneider
Fleck Dance Theatre

Viktor Lukawski/ZOU Theatre
The Kosinski Project
Studio Theatre

Tier 2

Shannon Litzenberger
World After Dark
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Nicole Brooks/Asah Productions
Obeah Opera
Fleck Dance Theatre

Andrew Tay/Indefinable Folks collective
WorkingOn WorkingOnUs
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Lua Shayenne
Harbourfront Centre Theatre