North West Dance Residency Programme – Call Out for Dance Artists

North West Dance Residency 2023 - open call

What is the North-West Dance Residency Programme?

The NW Dance Residency programme is made up of a number of local authority arts offices in Galway (city & county) Roscommon, Donegal and Mayo along with a number of venues, The Town Hall Theatre Galway, Áras Éanna (Inis Oirr), An Grianán (Letterkenny), Roscommon Arts Centre and Ballina Arts Centre. The residency programme is managed by Galway Dance Project and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. The purpose of these residencies is to build and create a supportive framework for dance in the north-west region, through provision of space, a financial stipend and access to practical supports such as production advice, accessing funding streams and mentoring.

What is on offer?

In 2023 the partners are offering:

Rehearsal/Studio Space

2 weeks in Galway city (5-16 June 2023)
2 weeks at Áras Éanna (Nov/Dec 2023)
2 weeks at Ballina Arts Centre, (TBC)
2 weeks in Roscommon Arts Centre (TBC)
2 weeks at an Grianán, Letterkenny (August/September 2023)

Galway Dance Project will manage and administer this residency. Galway Dance Project is the main resource for professional dance in the North West region. Galway Dance Project will provide administrative, production, networking and mentoring supports throughout this residency and will be the main point of contact for artists throughout.

Financial Stipend

There is a financial stipend of €1,000 offered (€1000 for 2 weeks)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for professional or pre professional dance artists, at all stages of their career or practice. This is a pilot scheme, the purpose of which is to begin to build a supportive framework for dance in the north-west region and so this award is flexible and adaptable. Artists can apply for a residency in one location, maybe near to where they live as we are aware that accommodation is not included in the residency.

Why Apply?

As well as space and a financial stipend, artists will be within a supportive framework provided by the partners. We can offer showings of work, workshop facilitation, open rehearsals, assistance with funding applications and networking opportunities for artists.

Equality, Human Rights and Diversity

The partners welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

We are also aware of the barriers to accepting residency placements for many artists who have other responsibilities, such as caring and/or other employment obligations. To this end, we can offer some of the residencies non-consecutively, and/or over weekends and/or over a longer time period.

To apply – please fill in this expression of interest form by Friday 28th April and email a brief CV to the Galway Dance Project here.

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 5th May

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