DX Choreo Award

As part of DanceXchange’s new Artist Development programme which will be fully announced in Spring 2017, the dx Choreo Award will support the practice of up to eight early-career artists each year who live, are based in or work in the Midlands.

The dx Choreo Award is an ongoing programme for artists with the ambition to grow and further develop their practice. Two callouts each year allows successful applicants to incorporate the dx Choreo Award into their project development.

Recipients of a dx Choreo Award will receive bespoke support in the form of studio and production space, advice and mentoring, as well as a cash bursary and the opportunity to present their work as part of the dx Scratch sharing event.

The deadline for applications for artists interested in developing their work during March-June 2017 is 23 January 2017, 5.00pm.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an informal interview between 1-3 February 2017. The awards will be announced on 6 February.

Applications for the period of August-December 2017 will open in May 2017, and in October 2017 for the period of January-June 2018.

Artists applying for the dx Choreo Award must be:

  • based, living or working in the Midlands;

  • at an early stage of their choreographic career with the ambition to grow and develop (please note: the dx Choreo Award is not for students in vocational training);

  • interested in developing their existing work or creating a new work;

  • seeking funding to support the development of their work;

  • committed to present the work as part of the dx Scratch event;

  • committed to engage with the wider dance sector in Birmingham and beyond.

The dx Choreo Award recipients will be entitled to the following during the period February – June 2017:

  • Named as a dx Supported Artist;

  • Up to 10 days studio space in-kind;

  • Up to 2 days production space in-kind (please note: this does not include technician time);

  • Up to 3 hours of individual contact time for advice and guidance from DanceXchange team (artistic and production);

  • Subsidised artists rate on studio or production space in addition to the dx Artist Award provision;

  • Mentoring time with dx Resident Company or dx Associate;

  • Profile on DanceXchange website in the dx Supported Artist 2017 section;

  • Sharing of social media activity on DanceXchange’s online platforms;

  • Three complimentary tickets to DanceXchange’s Spring 2017 performance season;

  • Complimentary professional class delivered by DanceXchange (please note: classes delivered by Birmingham Dance Network are not included in this offer);

  • Bursary award of £500.

The dx Choreo Award recipient will be required to:

  • Deliver one professional class free-of-charge for as part of DanceXchange’s professional development programme;

  • Present the work as part of the dx Scratch sharing event;

  • Be an advocate for DanceXchange and its work at all times.

How to apply:

Please submit your completed application to Anna Morris at anna.morris@dancexchange.org.uk