Stomping Ground is seeking proposals for a bold and original dance work made for outdoor spaces for presentation in either summer 2020 or 2021.
Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, DanceEast and DanceXchange. We are interested in supporting compelling ideas that are visually striking and engage across a broad audience base. The commission is built towards investing in artists interested in the development of ambitious, high-quality work, created for outdoor spaces that can grab the attention & imaginations of audiences.
We are offering a commission of £20,000 towards an outdoor dance work, that could be ready for presentation in Spring/Summer 2020 or 2021.
We’re looking for proposals which are:
We’re interested in hearing from makers who:
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 successful artist/team will need to raise additional funds in addition to the commission.
The partners may be able to offer additional producing support, depending on the needs of the project. Stomping Ground have previously commissioned works by Robby Graham and Requardt & Rosenberg
The deadline for applications is Monday 21 October @ 10am, and interviews will be held in London or Birmingham on Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 November. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Tuesday 5 November. Please state in your application if you have a preference for interview in Birmingham or London.
To apply, please fill in the application form here. In addition to the questions in the form, we ask that you make your proposal via a short 3 minute film which clearly outlines your idea. 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.
Monday 21 October @ 10am - Submission Deadline
5 November – Applicants notified whether they have been shortlisted
11/12 November – Interviews