Dance Manchester is seeking proposals from North West** mid-career independent artists and companies for 2 commissioning opportunities of £10,000!

Commission 1: To create an outdoor performance utilising dance forms of the African diaspora***

Commission 2: To create a family friendly dance performance for libraries

Each Commission Package Includes:

  • £10,000 commissioning funds
  • Performance opportunities as part of Refract Festival, Sale, Trafford 20th & 21st July 2018
  • Paid opportunity for schools workshops & performances
  • Support to access space for creation
  • CPD & Mentoring support
  • Photo shoot and promotional trailer development support
  • Some marketing & tour-booking support

To find out more and apply, click on the links to commissioning briefs below:

 COMMISSION 1 – Outdoor dance work in Dance forms of the African Disaspora

 COMMISSION 2 – Dance for Libraries

Deadline for Proposals: Midnight on the 29th April 2018, Interviews for Shortlisted Artists will be held between 8th – 11th May 2018

This project is supported by Waterside Arts, Trafford Libraries, One Dance UK, Sustained Theatre up North, the Arts in Libraries Cultural Hub at St Helen’s Council and by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Mentors: Luca Silvestrini of Protein Dance & ACE Dance & Music

Protein Dance’s Invisible Dancing is featured in the above image

**North West of England comprises Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside

***Dance forms of the African diaspora include: African and Caribbean Traditional Folk Dance, Dancehall, Lindy Hop, Jazz-Funk, Soca-Carnival Movement, House Dance, Tap Dancing, Reggaeton Dance Movements, Trap and Grime Dance Movements to Hip Hop Dance