Work Place recognises that each artist is different. What they need depends on the type of work they make, their experience, their ideas and their ambition. Responding to these differences is at the heart of the scheme.
Support from The Place will include:
- project and idea development
- research, creation and production residencies at The Place or with other UK and international partners
- commissioning work
- teaching opportunities and skills development
- management support or advice
- fundraising support and advice
- career mentoring
- building links to other project partners and professional networks
- creative workshops with other artists
- curation opportunities
- production and management skills training
- tickets for performances
As well as individual practice, Work Place is about conversation. The choreographers will take part in a series of Work Place Weekends where they can question and learn from each other’s ideas and experiences and those of other inspirational artists.
Each weekend has a theme or a questions, to which no answer is ever given, but an exploration around the subject provokes thought and debate. Examples of recent questions have been ‘ Who is it for?’ and ‘What does it mean to be an artist, here and now?’ and speakers have included Matthew Robinson from the RSA, John Holden, Judith Mackrell and David Jubb.
BLOOM! dance collective's Tame Game (created by Csaba Molnár, Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai)
Lost Dog's It Needs Horses
(chor: Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer)