What do we offer?
Who is it for?
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.
Deadline to apply for Choreodrome Research Residencies: Sunday 20 January 2019 at midnight