Dance commissions for the outdoors
The Place, GDIF and DanceEast are coming together to commission dance for outdoor spaces in 2018 and 2019.
We are seeking proposals from artists who have bold and original ideas for new dance shows which take place outside.
We’re looking for ideas for shows which:
We’re interested in hearing from dance makers:
We will be offering two £15k commissions - one for a show which will be ready to present in summer 2018, and one for a show which will be ready to present in 2019.
If we are unable to identify a show that will be ready in 2018 we will either commission two for 2019, or one for 2019 and one for 2020. We would encourage you to think about the development and fundraising time you will need for your project and allow sufficient time for a rigorous and considered making process. We expect that the commissioned artists will need to raise funds in addition to the commission.
The partners will offer additional producing support, depending on the needs of the project.
The deadline for applications is Friday 8 September 2017 at 10am and interviews will be held in London on Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 October. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Monday 30 October.
In addition to the questions in the form, we ask that you make your proposal via a short 3 minute film. Your film should clearly outline your idea and it should be filmed in a location in which you can imagine your performance taking place. We will be assessing your proposal on the strength of the idea, rather than the quality of the film, so please do not spend money on your film. A film from a smartphone is fine.