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Polyphonic Translation Residency: Deadline to Apply

September 19, 2022, 11:59 PM PDT


Calling all multilingual theatre artists and translators across Canada! 

We are currently seeking proposals from multilingual theatre artists and translators across Canada for rice & beans theatre’s first ever Polyphonic Translation Residency from May 31st to June 9th, 2023 in Vancouver, BC.

About the Residency:

The Polyphonic Translation Residency is an expansion of our existing DBLSPK Program and prioritizes deepening the field of multilingual theatre makers. Next summer, rice & beans will  welcome two multilingual artists/translators who have a project in development, one local and one from out-of-town. Artists will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia at a local house rental for 10 days, and be provided all the resources needed for focused, uninterrupted time on their work. Over the residency, they will receive dramaturgical and collaborator support on their project and then, as a culmination of the residency, they will take part in a public presentation where community members can attend and engage in discussion with the artists around language and its dramaturgy.

With the Polyphonic Translation Residency, artists will have the space to reclaim their languages unapologetically through the art they create and foster a space where community members can see their languages legitimized onstage.

What the Polyphonic Residency offers:

  • Writer Fee

  • 10 days of Housing, Per Diem/Food and Transportation in Vancouver, BC from May 31 to June 9, 2023

  • Airfare for Out-Of-Town Artists

  • Artist fees for Collaborators

  • Resources for the workshop and public presentation including:

    • Studio Space

    • Equipment & Supplies

    • Dramaturgy/ Translation Support

    • Sign language Interpretation

To submit a proposal, please send the following to the Polyphonic Residency at

1. An Artistic Statement (1-2 pages in PDF format, or up to 5 mins of video/audio submission), answering the following:

  • What is your practice?

  • What is your relationship with the languages you work in?

  • What is your relationship with multilingual/translated theatre?

  • Why this project and why now?

  • What are the questions you would like to explore as part of the Polyphonic Residency or what goals would you like to accomplish by the end of the 10 days?

  • What collaborators would you need/benefit from during the residency (i.e. translator, designer, actors etc)? Please note any specific collaborators, if any, that are already connected to the project.

2. A sample of the project (up to 10 pages in PDF format or up to 5 mins of video/audio submission)

3. Artist CV (PDF or video/audio)

Proposals will be accepted until September 19th, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT. Please direct any questions to Pedro Chamale at For a downloadable word document of the Call for Proposals, click here. We welcome all interested candidates to apply, but priority will be given to IBPOC artists at this time.

Thank you for taking the time to read this call and we excitedly await your proposals!


September 19, 2022
11:59 PM PDT