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Residency

Lewys Holt - Of, Or At A Fairly Low Temperature © David Lindsay

Yorkshire Dance offers studio time in our building in Leeds to dance artists who are researching & developing new work. Priority is given to artists who live and work in Yorkshire or have a strong commitment and connection to the Yorkshire region or the North. You can apply for 1 or 2 weeks of studio residency time.

Yorkshire Dance is particularly interested in supporting proposals, which reflect our artistic policy and

  • reflect developments in current contemporary performance practice and seek to develop the field of choreography and dance
  • proposals which emphasise innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations
  • proposals which demonstrate a strong and realistic desire to consider connection with the public, audiences or participants and/or those which demonstrate other partnership support

If you would like to apply for a residency with Yorkshire Dance, please fill in and submit the form below.

Applications submitted by the end of each calendar month will be discussed at the beginning of the following month. You will be contacted once a decision has been made on your application.

We recommend that you apply at least 3 month in advance of your planned project phase. On occasion we might have studio time availability at shorter notice, which we will advertise through our social media channels.

We would encourage you to have a one to one meeting with our Artist Development Producer, Tanya Steinhauser who will happily offer support and advise on the planning of your project and/or funding application before you apply for a residency in our studio. Contact her at tanyasteinhauser@yorkshiredance.com

We are always interested in getting to know you and learn more about your current projects in development. Alternatively, you can arrange a meeting with Tanya while you are in residency.

Finally, we are always happy to come along to a sharing of your work to get to know your practice and current projects further.

Residency costs

Residencies for projects that receive no other funding (ie through Arts Council England) can be offered one week of residency space free of charge, especially if this is part of an R & D project.

If you apply for the residency in conjunction with raising funding for your projects (for example through Arts Council Project grants), we will ask for a subsidised contribution towards the space of £400/ week. If you seek studio space for a 2 week residency, Yorkshire Dance can offer one week free of charge and the second week at the subsidised contribution of £400. The two weeks must be taken consecutively in this scenario.

Two weeks can be offered in another format over a longer period of time (6 months) however, the cost follows the rule of £400 subsidised contribution per week in this case.

Confirmed residencies must take place at the dates originally agreed, if for some reason your dates change you must reapply for the residency.

Please note

Once your offer is accepted and agreed on, any cancellation thereafter will require you to re-apply for a new residency. This will be assessed on equal merit and dependent on availability of space.

If you have any questions about the residency application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Megan Hamber at meganhamber@yorkshiredance.com


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