Open Call - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Northern Connections provides a platform and support for emerging choreographers based, living or working in the North of England.

We are looking for artists with real ambition and original ideas to develop new work as part of an ambitious programme for 2019.

If selected, you and your performers will receive funding to undertake a 3 week studio residency at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD).

Successful applicants to the programme will each receive:

  • 3 weeks of paid work at equity minimum rates for you and your performers
  • 3 weeks of dedicated professional-standard studio space at NSCD plus access to NSCD facilities including changing, media suite and library
  • Full technical support for showcasing your work at Riley Theatre for a public audience, as part of a triple bill with hosted post-show discussion.
  • Marketing and PR support including brochure feature, website and social media coverage plus audience development support.
  • Fully subsidised access to bespoke Spin Arts workshops and resources, on aspects of business development and career progression
  • Access to feedback and mentoring through Yorkshire Dance and NSCD
  • Opportunity to build relationships with invited producers and programmers
Apply Criteria


2019 Key dates

Artists applying must be able to commit to the following dates: 

25 – 29 March – initial research and development week closing with sharings and discussion

27 August – 6 September –  2 week residency at NSCD to further develop work

3 October – performance at NSCD’s Riley Theatre (with get-in 2 October)