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Call out for Dance Artists

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 As part of Yorkshire Dance’s Covid recovery and supported by the Cultural Recovery Fund, we would like to offer a series of Artist-Led Reflective Practice Days for dance artists working in the following 3 areas:

  • Dance and Older People
  • Dance for Children and Young People
  • Dance and Disability

The aim is to create paid time for dance artists to discuss, share practice and test new ideas with an emphasis on supporting the return to live-practice post-Covid. 



THINKING SPACE is for any dance artist who has previously worked within the context of either Dance and Older People, Dance for Children and Young People or Dance and Disability. You do not need to have worked across this range and can be a specialist in one area. 

The opportunity is for dance artists either living in, working in or with a strong commitment to Yorkshire.



Each artist will receive £600 to participate. We can offer one day of studio space per area of practice during the week of 21st June. We anticipate other workshop time will take place either on zoom, outdoors or within break-out spaces at Yorkshire Dance. Support will be offered by a member/members of the Yorkshire Dance team to coordinate and liaise across each artist practice group. 

You should be willing to commit a maximum of 3 days in June 2021 (to include all networking, exchange and reflection). Once each practice group has been established, we will introduce you to the other group members and from this point you can set the schedule. We anticipate you may want to meet, explore and plan together over zoom or outdoors, before your day in the studio. After the studio day, we propose a final session on zoom or outdoors to make space for reflection. 

We would like each artist practice group to share something as a result which can be shared with a wider group of artists. This could be a blog, an audio recording or something else that feels appropriate for the group.  



Simply drop us an email (hannahrobertshaw@yorkshiredance.com) with the title ‘THINKING SPACE APPLICATION’

Please include the following: 

  • Your name and contact details
  • Which area of work you are applying for (e.g. Dance and Older People, Dance for Children and Young People, Dance and Disability)
  • A brief paragraph that tells us more about you
  • Why you want to attend
  • Your availability in June

NOTE: If you would like to attend more than one artist practice group, please state this clearly in your email and add in relevant details.


Monday 24th May 5pm
We will contact everyone who has applied by Friday 28th May. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the application process with us, please contact Hannah Robertshaw via email: hannahrobertshaw@yorkshiredance.com 

Thank you and good luck! 

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