Moving Out 2020 call out

Arts Practice
Deadline: 31.07.2020
Published: 22.06.2020

The Work Room and Tramway are collaborating once again, building on the artist-led Moving Out projects we supported in 2019 and responding to the particular circumstances we are now in.  We are excited that both Dance North and Citymoves are joining with in this venture in 2020.

With venues currently closed, and measures of social distancing likely to be part of daily life for the foreseeable futures, we are seeking to work with dance artists to expand their choreographic practice through adapting work for outdoor contexts and public sites. In 2019 Moving Out supported two projects in our neighbourhood around Pollokshields in Glasgow; Kate E Deeming’s Four Corners and Katie Armstrong’s Sketches. You can read more about these here:

This year, in response to our changed environment and circumstances, we are turning this focus to artists’ own neighbourhoods – wherever this is throughout Scotland. We are interested in ideas from dance artists that will enable them to consider their choreographic practice in response to their own neighbourhood. We envisage that these projects will culminate in performances or interventions in outdoor, public spaces as we begin we emerge from lockdown. Through this collaboration we are aiming to:

  • Enable choreographers to explore adapting their practice, including existing work, for outdoors and public spaces;
  • Enable choreographers to connect with their local neighbourhoods and the communities around them – wherever they live in Scotland;

With a total budget of £12,000,we envisage making 3-4 awards for projects culminating later in 2020. Given all the current unknowns in how things will progress, we expect project ideas to be flexible and low-tech in approach so that they can be in keeping with governmental guidelines on social distancing that time. The awards are to pay artists for their own time, material and any associated costs in delivering the project.  The selected artists will receive support from staff in our organisations (Tramway, Citymoves, Dance North & The Work Room) in realising the projects.

See call out for more information and details on how to apply.