Professionals & Artist Development

Choreodrome Research Residencies

Choreodrome Research Residencies

What do we offer?

  • Between 1-2 weeks of studio time for you to develop your own choreographic work
  • Commissions of £1000 
  • Technical equipment to support studio work (cameras, projectors, sound equipment)
  • Studio sharings and facilitated feedback sessions during each residency
  • Weekly lunchtime get-togethers with other artists

Who is it for?

  • Be a professional choreographer or group of artists regularly creating dance work. Artists from any discipline who wish to research an idea that has choreography or dance as a key component are welcome to apply
  • Be based in the UK
  • Have at least 3 years professional dance making experience (occasionally less experienced artists are included)
  • Be ready to share some of your ideas with us or your fellow artists at the end of your residency
  • In this project we can’t support:
    • Undergraduates
    • Those based outside the UK
    • Production or post-production of dance films

We will be able to award a number of the choreographers selected a commission of £1000. These include a new Startin’ Point Research Residency Commission.

Jumping off from the success of the Startin’ Point Festival created and curated by Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo in 2018, the Startin’ Point Research Residency Commission is open to artists whose work is rooted in dances of the African Diaspora which includes but is not limited to: African dances, Hip-Hop/Street Dance or any fusion of the above. This opportunity is for artists who see themselves as celebrating the legacy of their art form(s) whilst experimenting, innovating and exploring their own voice. On top of the £1000 commission, the selected artist will receive support to work with a dramaturg/outside eye on their research if they would like.

You can indicate if you want to be considered for the Startin’ Point Research Residency Commission on the Choreodrome application form. This does not limit you from being considered for other Choreodrome support opportunities, however a maximum of one commission can be awarded per application.   

We understand that a commission isn’t necessarily going to cover all the costs you might incur during your research. If you need to find extra support then we encourage you to look for 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’ll ask you for more details about this.

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 comission and studio time.

This selection is carried out by the team of producers and programmers at The Place. If invited for an interview, you’ll need to tell us how you’ll use the resources – money, space, technical equipment – to work on your ideas and also show how your experience is going to help you make this time valuable.

  • We are looking for all kinds of new ideas from many different areas of dance and choreography
  • Alongside this overall breadth, we are also keen to hear from artists interested in developing ideas for family, outdoor and midscale audiences.
  • 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.

Deadline to apply for Choreodrome Research Residencies: Sunday 20 January 2019 at midnight