We provide a range of opportunities to support professional dancers, choreographers and teachers.
Associate Artists Programme
The Associate Artists Programme provides a high level of support for artists with a proven track record of producing dance. Artists receive a financial and administrative package over a two year period, working in collaboration with a dedicated Creative Producer and an Administrator to develop and tour their work. Click here to find out more about the Associates past and present, including the new South East Dance Fellowship Scheme.
Professional Development & Training
We have a varied programme of professional development opportunities for people who work in dance, from one off workshops and seminars to week long residencies.
South East Dance Commissions
South East Dance Commissions provide a small number of one-off cash bursaries for the creation and distribution of live or screen based work. These include Artists Leverage to support early career artists and Creative Investmentwhich encourages a return on a one off investment made by South East Dance. From time to time we also offer larger commissions to artists with whom we intend to develop a longer term relationship and whose work clearly contributes to our strategic aims.
Early Years Commission call out - UPDATED 10.5.13 - DEADLINE EXTENDED
As part of DanSCe Dialogues 2, South East Dance and partners are seeking a dance company based in the UK for a new early years dance commission targeted towards children between the ages of 0-5 years old. This commission would suit a company with at least 3 years' experience of making dance work with a strong desire to make work for young audiences.
How to apply: please refer to the project brief and call out for full details.
Closing date: 9am on Thursday 16 May / interview date: TBC.
Made in Kent Commissions
The Made in Kent commissions support the creation of four new dance works through cash investments of £1000 and 2-4 week residencies at South East Dance Studios. In 2012, Made in Kent commissions have been awarded to Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland, Theo Clinkard, James Wilton and Ben Wright.
DanSCe Dialogues 2
DanSCe Dialogues 2 is a two-year project, running until 2014, which will establish a cross-border partnership across eight centres to promote and support the work and growth of contemporary dance artists and companies. The partners are: L'ODIA Normandie (Rouen and Caen, Normandy); The Point (Eastleigh); South East Dance (Brighton and Hextable); Take Art (Somerset); Spectacle Vivant en Bretagne (Rennes, Bretagne), Le Triangle (Rennes, Bretagne); Le Centre Choregraphique National De Caen (Basse-Normandie); and Le Centre Choregraphique National Du Havre (Haute-Normandie). At the heart of DanSCe Dialogues 2 is the aim to stimulate artistic innovation and co-operation within the art form of contemporary dance, specifically between the UK and France. Visit the DanSCe Dialogues 2 website for further details about the project and opportunities for artists: www.danscedialogues.eu
Creative & Business Development Programme
This scheme is designed for artists with two to three years of professional experience who are building relationships with organisations and venues to create and present their work. The deadline for applications for 2012-13 has now passed. Check back soon for details about the selected artists.
ChoreoLAB is a series of week long residencies to support selected artists or groups of artists in developing their choreographic practice. The first ChoreoLAB focussed on South Asian dance artists and took place in June 2011 at The Point, Eastleigh in association with the Arts Council, Akademi, Kadam and Sampad. Watch this space for information about future ChoreoLABs.