Dance Base Associate Artist Call Out 2019/20

AA Callout

Dance Base seeks to appoint three Associate Artists, in addition to continuing to work with existing Associate Artists Claricia Parinussa, Farah Saleh and Luke Pell. In March 2019, Martyn Garside and Robbie Synge will conclude their associateships.

The programme will run for an initial period of one year, commencing 1 April 2019, and as with the current Associates continuing their time with the programme, the length of the associateship can potentially adapt to the timeline that seems most appropriate for an individual artist’s needs.

Each selected artist will be able to access a range of support, including no-cost studio space, project management, fundraising assistance, production support, and other development opportunities. A core part of the programme will be intensive mentoring and coaching from Bush Hartshorn. The details of each support package will be tailored according to the artist’s needs, and the available Dance Base resources. The associateships are focused on practical support and do not include a monetary grant.

This opportunity is open to all artists resident in Scotland, working within the forms of dance, physical theatre, performance art, live art, choreography, and dance film. We would especially welcome applications from artists who identify as: LGBTQIA; People of Colour (POC) and/or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME); or disabled.

The artists will be selected on two basic criteria
1.       Quality of work (subjective, in accordance with the judgement of the selection panel)
2.       The expected impact and value the Associateship could have for the selected artists and their work

The programme will be managed by Bush Hartshorn and supported by Helen McIntosh.

Applications will be read by Bush Hartshorn - Head of Catalyst, Morag Deyes - Artistic Director, Helen McIntosh – Programmes Manager, John Lyndon – Head of Marketing and Communications and Emma Stewart-Jones - Chief Executive

Interview Panel will include: Bush Hartshorn - Head of Catalyst, Morag Deyes - Artistic Director, Helen McIntosh – Programmes Manager

To apply:
Please complete the application form (or answer the questions in the application form in a medium you find accessible, eg video). Please send the application form and a completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form by email to, by 11.00 on Monday 14 January.

Interviews for those selected will be:
First Round Interviews: Tue 22 Jan or Wed 23 Jan
Second Round Interviews: Tue 29 Jan or Wed 30 Jan

If you anticipate any difficulties with any of the potential dates, please highlight this in your application email.

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