Dance Base Scotland: Call out, #LoveDanceScotland

Closing Date: 22 October 2020

Dance Base Scotland

Location: Scotland

Remuneration: Two commissions - one of £50k and one of £25k


Blue Logo bearing the text Edinburgh Dance Base Scotland, National Centre for Dance

Dance Base, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre & Tramway Glasgow are pleased to announce their collaboration on a new nation-wide commissioning project.

This project will see the three organisations work together to support Scottish-based independent artists to develop and deliver a new work of scale under the banner of #LoveDanceScotland Commissions.

We want to support artists to sustain and develop their practice in these challenging times and this commission will provide artists with the time and space to create work that can engage with and respond to Scottish audiences. Our collaboration seeks to support projects of ambition that allow artists to make a step-change in their artistic practice, where a connection with audiences is considered through both process and presentation of the final work.

This commission is supported through the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund which aims to reconnect artists, audiences, venues and communities and to celebrate the vibrancy of dance in Scotland, and the diverse array of voices that make it what it is.

The commissioning strands will encompass one commission of £50k and one commission of £25k, both of which will be accompanied by in-kind support from the three venues.

For full details on the commission and how to apply, and to access the call out in other formats (audio and BSL), please visit the Dance Base, Tramway or Scottish Dance Theatre website.

The #LoveDanceScotland partners recognise there are significant barriers to working in the dance sector and that these challenges are experienced more acutely by those facing marginalisation and deep-rooted systemic injustice. This includes people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010 across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation alongside those with chronic illness, neurodiversity, parental/caring responsibilities, experience of the immigration system and people from working-class backgrounds.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of artists working in our sector and especially welcome applications from those who identify as having characteristics currently under-represented in our sector.

Applications will be welcome in both written and audio/video formats, please see full call out for details.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Laila Noble), or visit our website.

The deadline is Thursday 22 October 2020 at 17:00.

Details of further opportunities can also be found on our website.