Artist Residency Program
PASS is a performing artist residency focused on the creation and development of original works of performing arts: dance, music, theatre, multi-disciplinary.
We offer six residencies per year, five of which are selected through an open call process. Artists live (and sometimes work) in one of our historic Cottages, with studio space available at the Dance Center for the creation, development and performance of new work. At the end of each residency, artists share their work in a public work-in-progress performances across the campus. PASS provides time, space, an honorarium and curatorial support to incubate artists in the development of their work.
Founded by Gabri Christa in 2015 and curated/facilitated by Melissa West since 2017, PASS is a unique, sought-after opportunity for artists living, creating and presenting new performance work in New York City. Snug Harbor is proud of its role as an arts incubator and cultural anchor for Staten Island.
PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays residency program is made possible through generous lead support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Snug Harbor is a proud partner with the CUNY Dance Initiative.