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Leeds Dance Partnership Artist Fellowship

Leeds Dance Partnership

Leeds Dance Partnership is offering four opportunities to adventurous and innovative dance artists to undertake fellowships with Leeds Beckett University, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Yorkshire Dance.

The fellowships provide opportunity for all sectors of society, particularly women and people from a BAME background. This is the first of many opportunities for independent artists that will be announced over the coming 18 months.

As part of your fellowship you will share your learning publicly in a way that you chose – through performance, exhibition, hosting a discussion, digitally or through another mechanism. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work flexibly with a world-class organisation and to explore new ideas, away from the pressures of production.

Yorkshire Dance Fellowship

Fellowship duration: January – November 2019

We are interested in working with a dance professional who:

  • already has a strong practice, which resonates with our artistic statement
  • has a particular project idea/enquiry which they might want to research as part of their time with us
  • has a particular interest in one of the following strands of enquiry:
    – Exploring feminism and female empowerment
    – Exploring gender and gender identity
    – Exploring age and ageing

In addition to the resources offered by the Leeds Dance Partnership, we are able to offer an artist fellow with:

  •  1-2-1 support by Artist Development Producer and regular contact with CEO & Artistic Director
  • Advice and guidance from other staff members as and when required, accessing their expertise
  • Access to 2 weeks free studio space
  • A presentation of research work as part of Encounters, Yorkshire Dance’s new performance festival, either in March, August or October 2019 depending on the proposed strand of enquiry
  • Connectivity with other Yorkshire Dance programmes where appropriate
How to apply:

For full requirements and how to apply please download the information pack.

Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 28 November 2018

Interview dates:
Phoenix Dance – Wednesday 5 December 2018
Yorkshire Dance – Friday 14 December 2018
Northern School of Contemporary Dance – Monday 17 December 2018
Leeds Beckett University –Tuesday 18 December 2018

Leeds Dance Partnership will respond to all proposals by 10 December (or 30 November for Phoenix Dance Theatre applicants), and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.


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