Jacob's Pillow is committed to supporting artists through performance opportunities, residencies, and commissions. 

Performing at Jacob's Pillow
Artists are welcome to send a video link or a DVD of full works and/or a full performance
--no excerpts please--to the attention of Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director, at the mailing address below. Please review photos and technical specifications for the Ted Shawn Theatre (620 seats), the Doris Duke Theatre (230 seats), and the Henry J. Leir stage.

For information on submitting work for the Inside/Out series, please click here. All work submitted will be reviewed, but due to the amount of material we receive, we regret we are not able to respond to all submissions personally.

Creative Development Residency Program
Residencies are opportunities for artists to focus on the creative process in a beautiful environment, without distraction. 

By invitation only, artists create new work at the Pillow, which may or may not be performed at the Festival. Creative Development Residencies are typically one to three weeks. Artists are provided free housing on site at the Derby farmhouse, unlimited use of the Doris Duke Theatre and/or studio space, access to the Pillow's rare and extensive Archives, and other Pillow resources. An informal showing with an invited audience concludes the residency. 

Creative Development Residencies have included Mark Morris and Yo-Yo Ma; Big Dance Theater; Zaccho Dance Theater; Kate Weare; Kyle Abraham, Camille Brown; Rashaun Mitchell; Suzanne Farrell; the Cambodian Project; Monica Bill Barnes; Chet Walker; and many others.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was created in 2007 by an anonymous donor to recognize exceptional artists and support their ongoing artistic development. The artist receives a $25,000 cash gift to spend however they wish as well as the Award itself, created for the Pillow by noted artist Tom Patti. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award is presented to the artist at the Season Opening Gala each June at Jacob's Pillow. For a list of Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipients, please click here.

Mailing Address:
Jacob's Pillow Dance
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
Administrative: 413.243.9919

For Artists

"Dancing at the Pillow was like being marooned in heaven." - Stephen Petronio

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