The Dance City and Gillian Dickinson Trust Residency/Commission is a three-year programme during which six artists or companies, two each year, will embed their practice within the thriving dance community in the North East of England.

During each residency period, the commissioned artists will not only take advantage of Dance City’s studios and theatre to develop new ideas and present new works, but also engage with Dance City’s communities, including professionals, students, audiences and participants across the region.

Two opportunities are available, both taking place in 2024 Spring and 2024 Summer . Each artist will be provided with funds, space and staff support to work with students, connect with the artistic community and to develop their work to be ‘presentation ready’ by the end of the commission.

Each commissioned artist will be awarded £20,000 and further support that you can read about here.

“Loved all the sessions with Richard Chappell, and the chance to work with different artists that are in and out of the building as well, we’ve now developed a new professional relationship as well which is really nice something we can carry on.”  
– Quote from Year 3 Degree Student 

If this opportunity sounds like something you may be interested in, then please visit our webpage to see if you fit who we are looking for here.

If you would like to apply then please click on the link below and complete the application form by 10am Monday 3 July 2023. You will be notified about your application by Monday 10 July. Interviews will be on Thursday 13 or Friday 14 July 2023 and the outcome of these interviews will be shared week commencing 17 July 2023.

If you have any questions or need support from a member of the Dance City team please contact Alex Anslow via email or via telephone 0191 269 5586.