Applications for the annual Dream Time residency are now closed and will reopen in late Summer 2016.
The week-long residency takes place at The Studio On The Green, in Selkirk, the Scottish Borders. The Studio On The Green sits in a wonderful rural location in the small town of Selkirk. Founded in 1989 by Jenna Agate and Trevor Timms and is a custom-built dance studio with sprung hard wood floor and natural light.
The residency is a creative initiative between Dance Base, Studio On The Green and Scottish Borders Council’s Arts Development (Performing Arts Partnership). Previous Dream Time residencies have run from 2012, the first award to Ian Spink (2012) to most recent to Mhairi Allan (2015).
'...the single studio space has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Jenna Agate was available as a sensitive and valuable ‘outside eye’ and also host to our work during our 5 days there. As an easily accessible studio space in which to create work, uninterrupted, this place was ideal. The rural location created a calming effect on us all...' Ian Spink on his Dream Time residency
Dates: There is usually a choice of 5 days (Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Sunday) between October and November
Location: The Studio On The Green, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5AA
Aimed at: Professional choreographers and other dancers, musicians and artists
Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided at the Haining, which is a short walk from the studio and can sleep up to 4 artists. If the artists in residence require further accommodation, it will be their responsibility to secure it, and it cannot be covered by the residency funding.
Residency fee: £750.00. This fee is to cover travel and per diems should they be required.
Mentoring: The selected artist will have the option of receiving mentoring and/or feedback for up to ten hours during the week (timing is flexible). The project partners will secure a Mentor to match the needs/experience of the successful applicant(s). Please indicate in your application if you would require Mentoring support during your residence.
Open Class: The artists in residence will hold an open company class during the week, which will be free and open to local dancers in Selkirk and surrounding areas.
Open Studio Showing: Artists in residence would be encouraged to offer an informal showing or talk at the end of the residency, as part of the aim of the project is to develop an audience for dance and an interest in contemporary performance practice in the Scottish Borders
Application: If you would like to apply for next year's 2017 residency, please look out for updates later in Summer 2016. You can see the previous residency application form for reference. Once applications reopen, you can complete the form and send to Helen McIntosh, (details on application form). Your application will be reviewed by Morag Deyes from Dance Base, Olivia Roper from Scottish Borders Council and Jenna Agate from The Studio On The Green. Preference will be given to projects which would seem to benefit significantly from the unique offering of this residency setting.
The applications are now closed and will reopen in late Summer 2016.
PREVIOUS APPLICATION FORM: Dance Base Residency Application Form - Autumn 2016