Development Residency Program

The DEV(elopment) RES(idency) program is an initiative from Lebowskis, designed and presented in the spirit of fostering creative growth in new and established ensembles. Now entering its fifth series, this residency is available to two applicants and comprises three performances over a six-month period. The intent of the program is to allow ensembles to develop a creative concept and showcase its growth with a performance every two months, culminating in a live recording at the final show.

Previous recipients of this residency have been ...

DEV RES I : Adam Halliwell with The First Baboon Civilisation Orchestra // Reuben Lewis with I Hold The Lion's Paw
DEV RES II : Emily Bennett with Great Rack & An Empty Club Reverb // Shaun Rammers & Ronny Ferella with Fabric

DEV RES III : Joshua Kelly with March To Izbica // Holly Moore & Jarrod Chase with Scandinavia's Greatest Hits
DEV RES IV : Bianca Gannon & Elliot Hughes // Justin Ashworth with Little Songs of the Mutilated

The performances for DEV RES V will take place 5-7pm, at Cross Street, on the following dates:

1. February 25th
2. April 29th
3. June 24th

If you are available for all three and have a concept you wish to develop and present in a relaxed, welcoming listening space, we encourage you to apply!

The success of applications will be based on the following criteria.

- The strength of the concept.
- The concept's scope for creative development.
- Clarity of vision for the use of the three performance dates.

Applications will close on Wednesday, January 31st at 5pm, and successful applicants will be notified on Saturday, February 3rd.

Applications can be submitted through our website ( or through our Facebook page in a private message. Include band name, personnel and instrumentation, and concept (between 100-500 words).

(If you have submitted an application to a previous DEV RES series and would like it to be reconsidered, feel free to resend it.)