Professionals & Artist Development

Choreodrome 2021 Research Residencies 

What do we offer?  

  • Between 1-2 weeks of studio time for you to develop your own choreographic work  
  • £1200   
  • Free hire of technical equipment to support studio work such cameras, projectors, sound equipment.  
  • Marketing support from our Communications team  
  • Studio sharings and facilitated feedback sessions during each residency  
  • ​Weekly lunchtime get-togethers with other artists  

Choreodrome  is for artists who:  

  • Have been creating performance work in a professional setting for a minimum of 3 years (occasionally less experienced artists are included)  
  • Are based in the UK  
  • Have a piece of work they want to develop, this could be new or existing work  
  • Are working with any kind of performance with movement at the core  
  • Will be ready to share some of their ideas with us at the end of the residency  
  • Can demonstrate how the residency will benefit them as an artist  
  • Are ambitious to challenge themselves, their collaborators and us  

In this project we cannot support:  

  • Undergraduates  
  • Those based outside the UK  
  • Artists wanting to re-rehearse existing pieces   



We will award  artists selected  commissions  of £1200 
We understand that  this  commission isn’t  necessarily going to cover all the costs you might incur during your research. You can use the £1200 to find match-funding from additional partners and funders to make your project viable. You’ll need to tell us about how you propose to fund your research on your application form. If you are invited to an interview we will ask you for more details on this, and can also provide advice on how you might look for additional support.  

Artists 4 Artists Programme   
We will be offering two Artists 4 Artists commissions for Hip Hop artists whose work is rooted in social, club or street dances. These artists will receive a tailored programme of support from Artists 4 Artists, specialists in Hip Hop theatre.
Click HERE to find out more about Artists 4 Artists and the type of support you might expect to receive from them .  

You can indicate if you want to be considered for the Artists 4 Artists programme on the  Choreodrome  application form.  

How do we select participants?

We usually receive a large number of applications to take part. From these applications, we’ll invite a small number of artists for a short interview to discuss their ideas in more detail before we are able to offer a commission and studio time.   

We are able to support 16 residencies for Choreodrome 2021 and we expect to invite 25 artists to interview. All applicants will receive feedback.   

Interviews for Choreodrome Research Residencies will be  Fri 26 Feb – Thu 4 Mar 2021

This selection is carried out by a team of producers and programmers who work at The Place, as well as external artists/producers.
If invited for an interview, you’ll need to tell us how you intend to use the resources: money, space, strategic support, to work on your ideas and also show how your previous experience is going to help you make this time valuable.  


What are we looking for in your application? 

  • We are looking for all kinds of new ideas from many different areas of dance and choreography  
  • We welcome applications for projects which address questions of care & well-being, social & racial justice, or ecological sustainability in their process or content, which are areas of particular focus for The Place 
  • We are interested in work that is being developed for live and/or digital presentation, and that may in the future have the potential to tour to a range of spaces, including rural village halls, schools, outdoor spaces & community settings, as well as small & mid scale theatres. 
  • ​We welcome applications for live or digital work for families. 
  • We want to encourage approaches that are playful and speculative as well as rigorous and focused  
  • We’re hoping your research will answer lots of your creative questions and generate plenty of new ones  
  • We want you to challenge yourself, us and your collaborators 
  • We’d like you to enjoy working for a few weeks amongst a community of other artists 
  • We are keen to hear from people we haven’t worked with before as well as artists we have existing relationships with    
  • ​We are keen to ensure our Choreodrome 2021 artists represent the range of artists in the UK, and encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in the dance sector, including but not limited to, disabled artists, artists from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, artists who experience racism, artists with care responsibilities and artists who are LGBTQIA+.   

Open Clinic: Thu 7 Jan 2021

If you have any questions about Choreodrome Research Residencies, including queries about the Artists 4 Artists strand, we will be holding an Open Clinic from 4-5pm on Thu 7 Jan 2021 via Zoom. If you would like to reserve a place at the Open Clinic please email    

Deadline to apply for  Choreodrome  Research Residencies:  Mon 25 Jan 2021  at midnight.  

To apply for Choreodrome 2021 Research Residencies click HERE.

You can download a PDF version of the application form  at the bottom of this webpage. Please note that this version is for reference only - applications will only be accepted via the link above.