Are you a dance artist? Do you have an idea in the works that you want to share with an audience? Then the Dance Base Scratch Night is for you!
Starting in Autumn 2022, Dance Base are launching a new Scratch Night that will run twice a year, bringing live work to audiences and creating a supportive platform for dance and movement artists to try out ideas on the stage, experiment with an audience and share their work with their peers, the sector and the public.
Interested? Find out more below!
If you are reading this and wondering if it is for you please do read on - and if you have any questions or need some assistance with your application our 1-2-1 Producing Surgeries are here to help!
The evening will be hosted by Artistic Director Tony Mills and provide space for artists to gain valuable feedback from the audience, both in the theatre and over a drink in the bar after. We hope that the evening will be a supportive and exciting space for artists to share their work, discuss ideas and connect with their peers and the public in a friendly and relaxed space.
Dance Base will invite members from across the arts sector to attend the evening, therefore enabling you to bring your work to a range of promoters, presenters and curators.
The Dance Base Scratch Night is for artists who:
Access Budget: *
Dance Base are committed to ensuring that all artists can access this showcasing opportunity, regardless of their access requirements. To enable this, additional funds are available to support any access requirements for artists and their collaborators, including childcare costs. We will endeavour to provide the support required and this will be agreed in conversation between the Artist and Dance Base once the opportunity is offered.If you have any questions or would like to discuss any access requirements that you have in advance or applying please contact Ondine Oberlin, Professional Programme Coordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility information on Dance Base can be found here: https://www.dancebase.co.uk/about/facilities-access-to-our-building-1998
To apply applicants are invited to complete and submit the following items:
An Application Form: The online application can be completed in a written or video/audio recording format and the form details word count and recording duration. Visual quality, camera and editing skills will not be taken into consideration for filmed submissions and spelling and grammar will not form part of the consideration of written applications. Please also provide a link to more information about your practice - this could be a CV, personal statement or a link to your website. You will receive a copy of your application once you have submitted and edits can be made up until the deadline.
In the application form you will be asked to answer the following questions:
An Equality, Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form: This is anonymous and will be used to capture who we are reaching with our call outs.
Deadline: Thursday 29 September, 11:00am
Panel meet: Wednesday 5 October
Artists Informed: Monday 10 October
Performance: Sunday 27 November
The programme will be curated by Artistic Director Tony Mills and he will base his decision on:
Dance Base recognise that there are significant barriers to working in the dance sector and that these challenges are experienced more acutely by those facing marginalisation and deep-rooted systemic injustice. This includes people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010 across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation alongside those with chronic illness, neurodiversity, parental/caring responsibilities, experience of the immigration system and people from working-class and criminal-class backgrounds. We are committed to increasing the diversity of artists working in our sector and especially welcome applications from those who identify as having characteristics currently under-represented in our sector.
As part of our on-going commitment to support artists who have this lived experience and ensuring that we support the full vibrancy of the dance sector in Scotland, we guarantee that at least one of the programmed works will be by a lead artist who identifies as a member of the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities. This is a minimum but not a limit.
To widen the curatorial voices present in the Scottish dance sector our second Scratch Night which will take place in March 2023 will be curated by an external artist!
Should you wish to have a conversation about the application process, require this information in an alternative format, or have access requirements we need to support you in making an application please contact: Ondine Oberlin, Professional Programme Coordinator, on email@example.com