Backbone offers a range of residencies, both as part of our own programming and in partnership with other incredible Australian arts organisations.


open source

Open Source is a new program designed to support groups or collectives of young artists to move their practice and careers to the next level and beyond.

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Ausdance open practice

Open Practice is an open space for practitioners to facilitate and research movement practices drawn from their current interests and explorations.

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blakdance First Nations Dance

Supporting the development and creation of new work in the fields of dance, dance theatre, performance, experiments with bodies in space.