What is THREAD?
Theatre Horizon’s Residency for Norristown Artists Program, THREAD, has been established to support the creation, development, production, and presentation of one Norristown-based artist of any discipline. THREAD accepts applications in all creative fields: including but not limited to THEATRE ARTS, DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, WRITING, MUSIC, AND PERFORMANCE.
THREAD aims to strengthen the fibers that bind, bridge, and build the emergence and retention of local talent. We hope to support the overarching objective of making Norristown a leader in our region’s arts ecosystem, making Norristown a destination for prospective artists, and amplifying the work of artists of color from within the Norristown community. From conversations with community stakeholders, we have learned there is currently a gap in residency opportunities and professional development for Norristown-raised and/or -based artists.
The selected artist will receive: a $3000 stipend; access to Theatre Horizon’s physical and virtual spaces; and Marketing, Fundraising, and/or Artistic consultations from Theatre Horizon staff. The residency will culminate in a public event to showcase the artistic talents that exist within our Norristown community.
Eligible applicants to THREAD 2023 must meet the following criteria:
Be 17 or older
Priority will be given to Black and Latinx Norristown residents