Professionals & Artist Development

Affiliate Artists

The Affiliate Artist scheme supports former Work Place associate artists who want to continue to develop their own choreographic practices and work with The Place.

In turn this community of artists are critical friends to The Place, and their ideas, expertise and experience help us to shape our creative programmes and our vision for the future. Current Affiliate Artists are: Claire Cunningham, Ben Duke, Rosemary Lee, Frauke Requardt, Luca Silvestrini, Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai.

The Affiliate Artist Scheme recognises that each artist is different. What they need depends on the type of work they make, their ideas their ambition and the barriers they may face along the way. Responding to these differences and allowing them to influence our thinking and practice is at the heart of the scheme.

Each Affiliate Artist pursues their own path and receives support tailored to them. This might mean helping them in many different ways to think, create, curate, perform, research, write, teach, train or learn.

The Affiliate Artist scheme is for UK-based artists and participation is by invitation, after having participated on the Work Place associate artists scheme.

Banner photo: Claire Cunningham - photo by Hugo Glendinning; Ben Duke - Juliet & Romeo, photo by Jane Hobson; Rosemary Lee - Passage For Par; Frauke Requardt - Dadderrs, photo by Zoe Manders; Luca Silvestrini's Protein - Border Tales, photo by Jane Hobson, Moreno Solinas - Igor X Moreno's A Room For All Our Tomorrows, photo by Alicia Clarke; Igor Uzelai - Igor X Moreno's Idiot-Syncrasy, photo by Alicia Clarke.