Our commissions Programme & Dance Makers fund is for young graduate and emerging mid-career choreographers and aims to develop and support the next generation of dance makers.

 

Our commissions Programme

Our commissions programme aims to support emerging and mid-career choreographers and the art form giving them a £1,000 commissions to create a new performance piece ready for touring, along with rehearsal space and sharing/performance opportunities. In return Swindon Dance requires advocacy and PR support on all publicity relating to the work when touring and/or through social media and digital dissemination of the work.

The offer:

  • Funding of £1,000;
  • Use of dance studio space at Swindon Dance to R&D work;
  • Mentoring;
  • Technical support;
  • PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, website and social media activity;
  • Presentation of your work in a dance platform.

 

 

Commissions for 2017-18:

  • Joss Arnott
  • Ieva Kuniskis
  • Swerve Theatre Dance
  • Neon Productions
  • Simple Cypher

 

Applications for 2018-19 will be available from September onwards.

For information contact the Artistic Director on: viv.slayford@swindondance.org.uk

 

The Marie McCluskey ‘Dance Makers’ fund

This fund is ONLY available for 2017 and 2018.

Our aim is to help and support the next generation of dance makers on their journey as a professional choreographer. It will give young choreographers the time to develop their craft and to explore the own choreographic ambitions. The award will support and nurture growing talent through a combination of financial support, mentoring and through forming a positive working relationship with Swindon Dance early on in their careers.

The offer:

  • Funding of £1,000;
  • Use of dance studio space at Swindon Dance for up to 3-weeks during 2017-18;
  • Mentoring opportunity with Marie McCluskey;
  • Performance date to preview and promote work at Swindon Dance (January 2018);
  • PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, website and social media activity.

 

 

Due to the high quality of applicants for 2017-18 Marie McCluskey has decided to offer two £1,000 commissions for 2017-18 only.

 

The recipients of this Award for 2017/18 :  Heather Walrond and Jamaal Burkmar – for more info please click here http://www.swindondance.org.uk/artist-professional-development/marie-mccluskey-dancemakers-fund/

 

“I believe Swindon Dance to be one of the best dance organisations in the UK. As a young artist it is great to work with an organisation that is so artist led and truly interested in developing the art form. In the year I have been working with Swindon Dance I have achieved everything I could need as an artist and believe my business practice is stronger as a result.”

 James Wilton –  Associate Artist  (BBC Performing Arts Fellow) & Artistic Director of James Wilton Dance