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

Dance City is opening its studios and theatre and offering them, free of charge to professional dance artists, throughout the summer, week commencing 19 July – week commencing 16 August.   

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.  

Dance City are also delighted to introduce Creative Summer Lates. This is an opportunity for artists to use the studios at a later time, for a shorter evening residency, between 6:00pm until 8:30pm. Creative Summer Lates will run from 27 until 29 July and 3 until 5 August. 

Creative Summer: 

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

Creative Summer Lates: 

You are invited to develop ideas and work for three days, Tuesday – Thursday, 6 – 8:30pm, in one of our purpose built studios or theatre. On Tuesday a welcome meeting for artists and staff to get to know each other will take place at 6pm. We invite you to film the work developed during Creative Summer Lates in the studio or theatre, which can be shared with Dance City’s Artistic Team following your residency. 

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. 

Expressions of interest for Creative Summer or Creative Summer Lates are to be completed and sent to Alex Anslow, Producer at Dance City by completing the proposal form below.

To apply to be part of Creative Summer 2021, please: 

  • Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI)proposal form (linked below)
  • Email your Expression of Interest to alex.anslow@dancecity.co.uk 

The deadline for completed EOIs is 12 noon on Wednesday 16 June 

Decisions will be taken by the Artistic Team at Dance City and we will let artists/companies know by Monday 21 June.

Dance City Creative Summer 2021 – Easy Read 2021

Dance City Creative Summer 2021 – Captioned Video

Creative Summer 2021 Expression of Interest