The chosen project will receive a £20k commission towards an original work, which is expected for presentation from summer 2022.
The commissioners are interested in hearing from dance makers who:
Stomping Ground commissions will reflect the range of artists in the UK. 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+ are strongly encouraged.
The commissioned artist will be supported on their journey from the beginnings of the idea, right through to production. Alongside the £20k commission, the partners can also offer R&D space, marketing guidance, producing and touring support and other guidance.
UK based artists, who define themselves as having an established practice, and track record of making and presenting high quality work.
Applications from students (unless at PhD level), or artists based outside of the UK will not be eligible.
Applicants are invited to respond with an expression of interest form available via this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7MG6WZT
Deadline for applications: Thursday 29 April at 12pm midday
Interviews: online on Tues 25 & Weds 26 May.
All applicants can request feedback, and all applicants will be told the outcome of their application by Friday 4 June
The selection is carried out by a panel of producers and programmers from the commissioning organisations, as well as an external artist.
An information session will be held on Weds 31 March at 4pm online, where representatives from the commissioning group provide an opportunity to ask questions.
To sign up for the information session or for any further questions please email email@example.com
Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, Festival.Org, DanceXchange and Tramway.