TDFS & Citymoves Traditional Dance Residency

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We are delighted to announce a new open call available to all traditional dance artists based within the North East of Scotland for two residencies co-funded by Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) and Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen (Citymoves).

This is an open call to all traditional dance artists based in Scotland, of any cultural and ethnic background with a professional creative practice. This is not limited to ceilidh dancing, Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing or step-dancing but open to all international traditional dance styles, too. All applicants who can incorporate live instrumental or vocal accompaniment during their residency e.g. vocals, drums, pipes, fiddle, accordion will be more strongly considered. If not, a more compelling argument in your application will be necessary.

These two residencies will be held at Citymoves’ Aberdeen studios for one week each anytime between November 2022 and March 2023. Two applicants will be selected and will receive an all inclusive bursary of £500 each from matching funding pledged by Citymoves & TDFS. The selection committee will be comprised by representatives of TDFS and Citymoves

The call, although open to all North East traditional dance artists, requires applicants to be members of TDFS. This can be for those who are already members or those who join prior to applying here:

The residencies will offer:
– One week of studio space in the Schoolhill Studio, Monday-Friday from 9.30-16.30.
– A £500 stipend
– Support from agencies during this week
From selected residency artists, Citymoves requires:
– An Open Professional Class on the Thursday from 10.00-11.30.
– An Open Studio Sharing of the work on the Friday of your residency

You are required to be a member of TDFS & able to create an end of residency blog or vlog report that will be published on the TDFS website, so please keep this in mind when applying.
Dates should be chosen between November 21st 2022 – end of March 2023.

Please submit your application form and CV by email to: [email protected]
All applications are due by August 1st 2022.