ACE (Asheville/Chicago Exchange) Choreographic Fellowship
An ACE Fellowship in Dance provides immersive creative time and space to selected artists, free of charge.
Available to established Chicago area choreographers and dancemakers, awardees receive the rare opportunity of uninterrupted time and space to create their next great work, along a variety of supportive financial benefits. The length of the residency is one to two weeks, and the choreographer can be joined by 3-5 dancers/collaborators. There is no expectation of producing any specific work or material. However, during the ACE Fellowship, artists are invited to engage with the regional community in a variety of ways. During the residency, there may be a Meet the Artists event, or other opportunities for the Chicago-based artists to interact and exchange time and talent with members of the local arts community. Trillium Arts acts as a facilitator for this “Exchange” portion of ACE, providing suggestions for pairings and introductions as necessary. Beyond any selected engagements, this is a self-directed program, and the artists determine the specific ways to use their residency time.
357 Joe Brown Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Trillium Arts strives to support artists of all abilities. Trillium’s campus is currently under renovation with construction plans for an accessible 30’ x 40’ studio and artist accommodations consistent with ADA standards. In the interim, Trillium Arts invites artists with disabilities to apply and staff will work to meet specific needs to the best of our current limitations. Special needs are reviewed and discussed with the applying artist on a case by case basis.
A new path is being built in spring 2022 that will enable artists with mobility issues improved access the creek and firepit area.
Service Animal dogs under 50lb. are welcome. Rabies and proof of current vaccinations is required.
The participation level will vary depending upon the nature of the disability.
The barn rehearsal studio is currently not accessible.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
The choreography studio/rehearsal space is located in an 80 year old barn. Seasonal use only.
The custom built sprung dance floor is 19' x 30'. Audio equipment available, no mirrors.