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Professional Residency Programme
Citymoves supports professional residencies and choreographic development projects throughout the year. Recently this programme has supported work by Jack Webb, Thania Acaron, Gemma Williams, Tony Mills and Jennifer Paterson, Lucy Boyes and Penny Chivas, Tamsyn Russell and Matthew Hawkins with Will Thorburn.
For a full list of residencies since 2009, click here.
Residencies usually culminate with a public sharing on the Friday afternoon.
Information for those applying to Citymoves Dance Agency for professional residency support. Please take time to include the following points in your application:
- Current CV
- Photographic or video evidence of past work
- Detailed description of the work
- Names of performers / artists
- Whether the work is research or leading to a performance. If the latter, specify dates and venues if any are confirmed
- How this residency relates to your previous work, and how it will further your practice
- Why you are choosing to work at Citymoves
- How you would meet the criteria below
- Prospective budget outline including support requested from Citymoves
- Whether another organisation is supporting you, e.g. Creative Scotland
Citymoves predominantly supports individual dance artists and companies living and working in Scotland. We would like you to demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the community of Aberdeen. For example working with local dancers, your sharing taking place in a public space, teaching a schools workshop or sourcing a local focus group to further your research.
For budgetting purposes we suggest a minimum rate of £85 per day for dancers. Accommodation lists can be provided.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Citymoves Dance Agency staff, to ensure fairness, and will be judged against the criteria above. Applications will be reviewed twice a year; 31st March and 31st October. If your project is time limited please ensure that you send us your application before the relevant deadline. Please bear in mind that if you are unsuccessful in receiving financial help, there are a number of other ways that Citymoves can help, including offering free studio space, mentoring and marketing, business planning and fundraising advice.
Professional Class is every Monday, 11.15 – 12.45. Class is taken by a variety of guest artists, which recently included Errol White, Matthew Hawkins, Andy Howitt and tutors from Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre. The current class timetable is under the Classes Menu above.
Fundraising, Marketing and Developing your Ideas
Citymoves can offer advice and assistance on how to develop your ideas and make them a reality, identifiying professional development opportunities and identifying and applying for funding. If we can’t help you, we can poiint you in the direction of someone who can. We can also offer mentoring and choreographic development with our Artistic Director.
Teaching Vacancies and Work Experience
Citymoves is seeking new tutors, assistants and volunteers for various area of our work if you are interested in this kind of work please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We can also offer short or long term placements for people wanting to develop a career in dance or arts management.