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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Mon 16 May 2022

CALL OUT: Dance Partner Projects: Outdoor Dance, Yorkshire Dance

CALL OUT: Dance Partner Projects: Outdoor Dance, Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance are looking for dance artists/ companies who would like to research & explore ideas for an outdoor arts project. They are interested in proposals responding to nature and the outdoors, possibly (but not exclusively) exploring themes of sustainability, biodiversity, climate crisis, outdoor play, connecting with nature & wellbeing. Contexts for the work could be public parks, private estates, open outdoor spaces, urban spaces and/or outdoor festivals.

You might like to adapt a previous project for an outdoors context or invest into a new research idea.

Dance Partner Projects give dance artists/ companies the opportunity to research and develop new or early stage artistic project ideas with tailored support by our Artist Development Producer, Tanya Steinhauser. This new round of Dance Partner Projects April 2022-March 2023 closely aligns with Yorkshire Dance’s strands of programmes and external partnership opportunities.

Yorkshire Dance wants to invest in an exciting, diverse ecology of artists at various stages of their careers. We’re passionate about supporting dance artists who ask questions of themselves, their work and of the world. We want to support artists researching those questions and find opportunities for local people to get involved in that process. We help artists to develop the right contexts for their work, be that a small scale black box theatre, outdoor festivals, nature, libraries, schools, town centres, parks, rural touring or care homes.

The opportunity is open to dance artists/ companies living and creating work in Yorkshire/ the North and offers:

Research time in the studio at Yorkshire Dance or in an outdoor arts context (up to 3 weeks).
£2,000 cash to be used as seed funding or as a research residency.
Support by Yorkshire Dance’s Artist Development Producer e.g. project development, producing, fundraising & dramaturgy support.

For more information on the selection criteria and how to apply, please follow the link below:

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