Dance Base & Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland Residency Call Out


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Dance Base & Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland Residency Call Out

This residency provides artists with an opportunity to undertake creative exploration rooted in, or influenced by, traditional Scottish dance and culture.

Dance Base and the Traditional Dance Forum have come together on this because we know traditional artists interested in exploring their creative practice, and vice versa, contemporary artists enthused to explore Scottish tradition. We believe tradition is an ever-changing and evolving thing and these residencies aim to help make this evolution happen.

Residencies will be held at Dance Base during between 9 September and 6 December 2019, in studio 4. Residencies will be Monday – Friday, 9.00-17.00 daily. The selected artist(s) will hold an open company class on Tuesday from 10.00-11.30 and on Friday at 16.00 hold an opening sharing for the local community in order to continue to develop an audience and understanding in traditional Scottish performance practice.

There is a fee of £600.


  • Living in or with a base in Scotland
  • Working in traditional Scottish dance forms
  • Working in contemporary dance forms

To apply please download the application form below, and return to Helen McIntosh (Programmes Manager) on, along with CVs of those participating in the residency, where possible. The application deadline is 17.00 on Monday 22 April 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by Dance Base Artistic Director, Morag Deyes, and Traditional Dance Network Co-ordinator, Michelle Brady.

Creative Scotland
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Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council