Applications to Northern Connections for 2021/22 are now closed
Northern Connections is an artist development programme for emerging choreographers based in the North of England. It aims to nurture and profile some of the most promising creative voices in the region.
The programme has already supported several dance makers, with many going on to successfully develop and tour their work. See previous artists.
We are looking for individuals with original ideas to develop their work.
If selected, you and your performers will undertake a 3-week studio residency at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and platform your work at Riley Theatre.
26 September | Applications close
Week commencing 11 October | Interviews
13 – 17 December 2021 | Initial R&D week at NSCD
3 – 14 January 2022 | 2-week residency at NSCD
late January/ early February | platform with live, in-person audience (get-in and performance dates tbc)
The panel considers applications that meet the following criteria:
Please also note:
We believe that diversity is critical to our future development. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief.
Though previous applicants may apply, priority will be given to supporting artists who have not yet benefited from this development opportunity, subject to the strength of applications.
We are seeking applicants who are interested in engaging with the mentoring and workshops on self-producing, who seek feedback and who wish to develop both creative practice and entrepreneurial skills.
We ask for:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview to discuss your practice and ideas further with the panel. Specific feedback will be available from this stage, if requested.