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 between 4th January and 2nd April and run from Monday – Friday, 9.00-17.00 daily (approx.) The selected artist(s) may be asked to hold an open company class and an open sharing for the local community on the Friday in order to continue to develop an audience and understanding in traditional Scottish performance practice. These will be dependent on the government guidelines that may be in place at the time, if in person activity is not possible then we will look to support the sharing digitally.

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 Kirsty Somerville, Programmes Manager, at along with CVs of those participating in the residency, where possible. The application deadline is 17.00 on Monday 19 October 2020.

Applications will be reviewed by Dance Base Artistic Director, Morag Deyes, and Traditional Dance Development Officer, Joanne Urwin.

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