Call out opportunity for independent dance artists/practitioners (rehearsal space)

Dance Hub Birmingham CIC is pleased to announce the re-opening of the dance studio in October for the benefit of the region’s dance sector.

We are inviting booking requests from independent dance practitioners seeking in-kind rehearsal space between 5 October and 18 December 2020 to get themselves back into their practice. This can include creative work, physical training or simply bringing practitioners together to share and experiment.

The DHB studio is a major asset for dance, designed to enhance the rich dance infrastructure of the city and region and grow the capacity for artists of all backgrounds to develop, create, learn, and sustain their practice in Birmingham.

Ahead of the anticipated opening of the DanceXchange studios later in the Autumn, we are delighted to be able to offer the DHB studio in kind, to support the recovery of the independent dance sector.

Activity supported:

  • Back together – activity that brings dance practitioners together to talk, contemplate, improvise, experiment, share experience and simply be together in one space (at a safe distance)
  • Back to research and development – space for artists wanting to go back to the studio to research and develop new or existing work. This can include rehearsals for performance opportunities contracted for the Autumn 2020/Winter 2021
  • Back to training – activity relating to physical training

Activity must:

  • take place within the period between 5 October – 18 December 2020
  • take place for 1-3 days per application (this does not need to be consecutive days)
  • takes place between 10.30am – 4pm. Please note that DHB will only allow one activity per day so applications making full/best use of the available time will be prioritised.
  • be by/for independent dance practitioners based (and currently living in) in the West Midlands
  • be for individual artists or small groups up to total 6 people (invited). The activity lead needs to provide list of names of additional participants before the first day of the activity
  • be self-funded
  • work within the studio specifications: https://www.dancehubbirmingham.org.uk/studio-hire/
  • comply with our Covid-19 safety measures

Please note, due to current restrictions, we are unable to support activity that would require:

  • members of public to be physically present (e.g. workshops, classes)
  • varying groups in the space across one day (e.g. auditions)
  • people to arrive and leave at different times of the day – you must enter and leave as a group
  • use of props brought on site
  • use of changing rooms

For more detail on the Covid19 protocols in place in the studio please see our DHB RISK ASSESSMENT

Activity must take place between 5 October – 18 December 2020

For full details and safety measures, and how to apply please read DANCE HUB STUDIO / CALL OUT – AUTUMN 2020

Once you read the above please submit a DHB STUDIO REQUEST FORM

We’re offering several submission dates – so you can get your request in right away or wait until you are clearer about your plans. Initial deadlines are 12noon on 30 Sept, 7 October, 14 October.

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