Throughout the year Dance City offers a number of residencies based at it’s building in Newcastle. Residencies seek to bring creative and inspirational people to Dance City, to share their knowledge and skills and to accelerate skills development of other dance-makers.

Residency opportunities are aimed at international dance-makers and companies, but may include those from the North East, who can bring something additional to the dance ecology at Dance City and in the region. Dance-makers and companies are usually invited to take up a residency here by Dance City’s Artistic Director. Residency opportunities are also publicised from time to time here on our website and through our pro dance-maker e-newsletter.

Being in residence at Dance City gives you:

• Free use of studio/theatre space
• Technical support
• Marketing support
• Artistic support

Resident dance-makers will be asked to deliver some or all of the following:

• Pro or open class
• Open discussion/creation sessions for other artists
• Sharings of work in progress

The duration of a residency is subject to discussion. All residencies are subject to negotiation and agreement between Dance City’s management and the artist.

You can find out more about how we support professional dance artists by downloading the document below.




Call out now live – Residencies Without Borders

Dance City is seeking proposals from dance artists/companies based in the European Union and from outside the UK/EU to undertake two, one week residencies as part of our new Residencies without Borders programme.

The residencies we are looking to support can be thematically diverse and the work you choose to apply with can be live performance, dance film or movement research. Dance City is a proud member of the European Dance House Network and the National Dance Network, and values and supports the global community of artists/companies we work with. We want to hear from artists/companies who share our mission to develop artistic exchange and cross-cultural dialogue.

Find out more and apply here.