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Call for proposals: No Dress Code, Scratch Night

No Dress Code by David Lindsay


No Dress Code, Scratch Night

Friday 24 November 2023

Yorkshire Dance


Application deadline: Midday, Monday 26 June 2023

No Dress Code is our informal scratch night. The event offers dance artists, who are no longer in full time education or training, the opportunity to showcase works in progress and gain an insight from the audience’s perspective.

This evening aims to bring together independent choreographers and dance companies from across Yorkshire to showcase their work in a supportive environment. No Dress Code will be a relaxed setting with the opportunity for discussion between artists and audience after the performance has happened, alongside questions displayed in the space to gain feedback.

In recognition of artists including public testing events as part of funding bids, shortlisting for No Dress Code will take place sooner than previous years. This will give successful applicants the opportunity to include participation in the event as part of any project or funding development plan, if they wish to do so.

We are looking for:

  • Works in progress, meaning new work which has already undertaken at least two weeks research and development
  • Performance, film or installation work created for a live audience
  • Work that can be programmed into a studio or performance space
  • Short new pieces between 5-15 minutes in duration, which have had little or no previous audience exposure, or an excerpt from a longer work still in development
  • Technically simple and adaptable to quick turnarounds
  • Self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment

Yorkshire Dance will provide each dance artist a fee of £125 for taking part in No Dress Code.


How to Apply:

To apply, complete our online application form below.

Alternatively, you can apply by sending us a max 5minute video answering the questions in the application from. Please submit video applications via WeTransfer to darrenpayne@yorkshiredance.com

We ask that you provide a video of the work you are applying with to give us a better sense of the work you will present.

If would like to ask us any questions about the application form and/or require the application form in a specific format, please email Creative Projects Assistant Darren Payne at DarrenPayne@yorkshiredance.com or call on 0113 243 9867.

Application deadline: Midday, Monday 26 June 2023


Selection Process

All proposals from those not in study and based in the North will be considered by Yorkshire Dance. The selection of works will be based on the strength of the artistic idea, the suitability for this particular event and for technical and logistical feasibility. You will be informed if you have been successful or not by Friday 7 July 2023. We will endeavour to offer feedback via email to unsuccessful applicants upon request.

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