We provide a range of opportunities to support professional dancers, choreographers and teachers.
ChoreoLAB 2014 - applications now open
South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and GDance are working in partnership to increase development and choreographic opportunities for artists via the ChoreoLAB programme. We are now open for applications for two new opportunities as part of ChoreoLAB: Integrated ChoreoLAB (for disabled and non-disabled artists working in integrated dance) and ChoreoLAB 3 (for British South Asian dance artists). See below for further details. Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 17 January 2014
Artist Consultation: What Do You Think?
Throughout autumn 2013 we held a number of artist consultation events across the region, listening to artists' thoughts about the support they need, and how best we might shape our Artist Development programme going forward. Over the next couple of months we will be planning our next steps in direct response to what we've heard. For the latest news regarding artist development opportunities, please be sure to sign up to our mailing list and tell us what you'd like to hear about here.
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.
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. Please check the What's On > Professional Development section of our website for details of current workshops and other opportunities.
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.
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 were awarded to Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland, Theo Clinkard, James Wilton and Ben Wright.
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. DanSCe Dialogues 2 is a cross-border co-operation Interreg IV A France (Channel) – England co financed by ERDF. Visit the DanSCe Dialogues 2 website for further details about the project and opportunities for artists: www.danscedialogues.eu
CALL OUT - "Movement and Writing" lab
As part of DanSCe Dialogues 2, Triangle, Cité de la danse and South East Dance are seeking choreographers, performers and writers from South East and South West of England, Brittany and Upper and Lower-Normandy.
The lab structure will be an encounter between the 8 choreography, performance and writing artists, facilitated by the two person team of Malgven Gerbes and Augusto Corrieri. Apply for "Movement and Writing".
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 idea of ChoreoLAB was born in 2011 to offer new British South Asian choreographers more opportunities to develop work. The first ChoreoLAB was delivered by South East Dance in the shape of a week-long residency with studio space and time for six artists to explore new choreographic ideas. Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) became a partner for ChoreoLAB 2, which offered time and space to four British Asian choreographers and the chance to share their work with an audience of programmers and venue promoters during the South Asian Dance Summit in May 2013 at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth.
ChoreoLAB 3, 2014 - British South Asian dance artists
Integrated ChoreoLAB, April 7-11th 2014