These pages are our response to this difficult time, and are full of tips that many other amazing artists have shared with us here: Thank you to you all, and we hope we can spread more love and community at this difficult time!
Dance4 is Seeking an Artist Leader
Dance4 is seeking to appoint a practising artist with knowledge of the UK and international dance sectors to join the senior leadership team for six months. This is a fixed-term employment contract, 2 days per week for six months. You can read more about the role and find out how to apply here. The closing date for applications is 10:00 on Monday 10 August 2020.
K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg Residency Programme 2021/22
K3 in Hamburg, Germany provides three eight-month residencies to early-career choreographers. The residency begins in August 2021 and runs through until April 2022. It includes a monthly scholarship, production budget and dramaturgical support, as well as participation in training and courses. You can read more about this online here and note the deadline is Wednesday 12 August 2020 via this online application.
CND Call for International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)
This symposium intends to examine the points of dialogue and friction between multiple perspectives coming both from the artistic and scientific worlds, while remaining focused on dance practices. At a time when our relationships with the world are being profoundly put into question, and our gestures are tending to be reinvented, this event will also be an opportunity to (re)join together around a topic that calls for thinking and moving in concert. It is an invitation to participants to contribute in a variety of ways: conventional academic or two-person dialogic presentations, dance practices including performance and workshop, panels, audio-visual creations. You can read more in the call out attached to this e-mail and the deadline is Saturday 15 August 2020.
British Council UK/Australia Season 2021-22
The British Council is inviting arts organisations and individuals submit project proposals for inclusion in the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, which will explore and celebrate the relationship between Australia and the UK across the arts, creative industries, and higher education. The season will reflect on both nation’s shared history and culture with the theme: ‘who are we now?’. You can find out more about the project here and about UK in Australia applications here. The deadline is Monday 17 August 2020.
PACT Zollverein Residencies 01/2021 Call for Entries
From January to July 2021 PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany is offering bespoke residencies that include studio space, local accommodation, weekly grant allowance, travel and more for up to four people per project. PACT Zollverein sees itself as a place of encounter and exchange and, together with all its contributors, welcomes the readiness of others to share their own work processes in open and freely definable forms. You can read the call out here and applications should be made online here no later than Wednesday 2 September 2020.
Aerowaves Twenty21 Artists Call
Aerowaves are seeking applications from choreographers to be part of the Twenty21 programme with a short 15-40 minute finished work. You can read the full open call here and the deadline is Wednesday 16 September at midday CEST.
Tanzmesse Online Platform
Tanzmesse invite you on a digital trip to Düsseldorf on Thursday 27 August. This year’s edition which was due to be held between 26 August and 30 September has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, Tanzmesse are hosting meetings via Zoom with eight discussions you can join; including ‘How Can We Re-Invent Dance? Changes in Choreographic Practices and Aesthetics’ and ‘Resources for Artistic Survival: How Do We Ensure Equal Access?’. More information can be found here and you can register for free online here.
European Report on the Impact of COVID-19
KEA European Affairs have just published a new report for the Council of Europe on the impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Sector. This gives a very helpful European perspective and provides some insights to cultural policy that might be implemented in the future. The full report is available to read here. They have also published an analysis of national COVID-19 support measures for the Cultural and Creative Sector in the EU which highlights some interesting comparisons and raises thoughts about how our support structures here in the UK could be different and better. You can read this here.
From September, everyone across the UK with a television can watch the Sky Arts channel for free on Freeview, with a variety of new shows and pieces launching on the platform. Many existing Sky Arts documentaries and performances, from Kylie, Ed Sheeran and U2, to Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Cats will also now be free to watch on TV. Philip Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, said: ‘As a free to air channel I hope that Sky Arts can help arts organisations and cultural institutions of all shapes and sizes across the UK, providing them with a platform to create and showcase their work to a broad audience’.
Opens 14th July: https://www.trtf.com/
Four £10,000 commissions for artists, makers or creators, and a professional development programme focused on cultural climate leadership, which is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. https://www.seasonforchange.org.uk/common-ground-launches/
£250 or £750 commissions: https://www.terrestrial.org.uk/residencies?dm_i=4U0B,D735,1S7VSO,1I33N,1
British Council: https://www.britishcouncil.org.au/UKAustraliaSeason?dm_i=4U0B,D735,1S7VSO,1I33P,1
Creative England: https://www.creativeengland.co.uk/creative-enterprise-new-ideas-fund/?
Micro Commission: Culture @ Home http://liveartlocal.co.uk/micro-commission-micro-performance-culture-home/?fbclid=IwAR3uC7ndj3ZNTputoSDJ16dg_VN-xoqEABc2Z1bAmMiNHjdZvIvJrbv5rvs&dm_i=2EFQ,1MANB,8NOH5U,5HQSB,1
The Authors Emergency Fund
- The Society of Authors awarding grants of up to £2,000 to UK professional authors, writers, including writers, literary translators, poets, script writers, journalists and illustrators.
- Link here for details and application form, no deadline given.
GLA Culture at Risk
- Register your details with the Mayor’s Culture at Risk Office, to shape and improve their service at this time, and for updates on the newest resources and guidance available.
- Link here for details.
Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund
- Created by the BFI and The Film and TV Charity with a £1million donation from Netflix to support those working in Film, TV and Cinema production.
- Eligibility criteria and levels of funding available currently in development, so link here for details and join their mailing list to hear first when the fund launches.
- Existing Film and TV Emergency Relief fund offers grants of £500 to those facing immediate financial challenges with essentials like food and living costs.
- Link here for details and application form, no deadline given.
Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant