Creative Summer exists to support dance artists regionally, nationally and internationally in developing single or collaborative ideas involving choreography, dance and movement.

Dance City is opening its studios and offering them, free of charge to artists, throughout the summer.)

Our aim is to offer at least half of the Creative Summer studio space to artists based in the North East of England and the other half to artists working outside of the region either in the UK or internationally.

You are invited to develop ideas and work for one week (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) in one of our purpose built studios. On the Monday there will be a welcome breakfast meeting for artists and staff to get to know each and on the Friday you are invited to hold a 30 minute sharing where feedback from audience can be received. A facilitated feedback and networking session will conclude the Friday sharings to further develop conversations and relationships between yourselves, producers and programmers.

It is not possible for Dance City to offer any cash funding towards the Creative Summer residencies. However we can offer our in-kind support for any funding applications that you may wish to submit, on request, in the form of a letter of support and details of the monetary value of the in-kind studio space and support that Dance City will offer you through this Creative Summer opportunity.


Applications for 2019 are now closed. More information on Creative Summer 2020 coming soon…

To find out more please contact Alex Anslow at