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Apply to show your work at No Dress Code | Scratch Night

Project: No Dress Code Nov 2023 (c) David Lindsay (86)

Apply to show your work at No Dress Code | Scratch Night 

Friday 22 November 2024 | Yorkshire Dance

Application Deadline: Monday 24 June 2024, 12:00pm

No Dress Code is our annual informal scratch night. Open to dance artists, working in Yorkshire, who are no longer in full-time education or training.

No Dress Code offers a supportive environment to gain audience feedback. After the performances there are opportunities for discussion with local artists and audiences. We display your questions in the space to gather written feedback.

We will notify successful applicants by 1st July, allowing enough time for selected applicants to include No Dress Code as a public testing event within funding applications.

This year, No Dress Code is in partnership with Kala Sangam. We encourage applications from British people of South Asian descent or which develop South Asian dance as an art form.

We are looking for:

  • Works- in-progress. i.e. New work which has undertaken at least two weeks of research and development.

  • Performance, film or installation work created for a live audience.

  • Work suitable to programme in a studio or performance space.

  • Short pieces (5-15 minutes duration), with little or no previous audience exposure. Or an excerpt from a longer work still in development.

  • Work with minimal technical requirements due to quick turnarounds between performances.

  • Minimal props/set/equipment.

  • Works created by artists or companies based in Yorkshire or the North of England.

Each selected dance artist receives a fee of £125 and studio space during the week of No Dress Code (if required and available).

Selection Process

We will consider all proposals from artists who are not in full-time education and work in the North of England.

We consider the strength of the artistic idea and the technical and logistical feasibility of programming the work in No Dress Code.

We aim to inform successful applicants by Monday 1 July 2024.

How to Apply:

To apply, complete the online application form at the bottom of this page by Monday 24 June 2024, 12:00pm

Or send apply by sending a video (5 mins max) answering the questions in the application form. Please submit video applications via WeTransfer to tammytsang@yorkshiredance.com

Please provide video footage of the work you wish to present at No Dress Code. 

If you have any questions or require the application form in a specific format, please contact Creative Projects Assistant, Tammy Tsang at tammytsang@yorkshiredance.com or 0113 243 9867.





Image: Okan by Ella Mesma and Akeim Toussaint Buck at No Dress Code Nov 2023 (c) David Lindsay

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