The Work Room & Chisenhale Dance Space Artist Exchange

By Sara Johnstone / 07.06.19

Chisenhale Dance Space, London (CDS) and The Work Room, Glasgow (TWR) have an affinity which both organisations are keen to build on. Both organisations are membership based, with an artist-led ethos, and are committed to supporting experimentation in dance. We are keen to explore how we can work together to amplify our programmes of residencies, artist support and artist-led projects.

We will kick start this partnership in July 2019 with the Artist Exchange. 


The Artist Exchange will involve 2 independent dance artists each from CDS and The Work Room coming together for a week of conversation, research and sharing practice. It will be time and space to explore themes pertinent to their practice with other independent artists.

Following an open call to Members, taking part in the Artists Exchange will be Martyn Garside and Kirstin Halliday from The Work Room, and Janine Harrington and Will Dickie from Chisenhale Dance who will spend 6 days this July sharing their interests and methods in both London and Glasgow. There will also be opportunities for the wider membership of both organisations to meet the visiting artists.

Applications received across both organisations were reviewed by a panel involving Daniel Pitt and Salome Wagaine (Director and Artist Development Associate, CDS), Christopher Matthews (CDS Member), Kally Lloyd Jones (artist member, TWR) and Anita Clark (Director, TWR).
 
We are excited to see where all this can lead…