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Groundwork are delighted to offer three paid residencies to dance/movement artists based in Wales, to be completed between September and October.

The residency can take many forms; we want it to be shaped by you and your current artistic enquiries. It does not need to be product driven, but can be if that is relevant to you. It is a chance for each artist to develop and explore their practice and to be supported in doing so. We ask that each artist consider how they might share their residency with the wider community taking into account current restrictions (i.e. writing, video, live online screening / sharing…?) 

Given the current situation, we anticipate that these creative projects will be undertaken either in your home or immediate surroundings whilst adhering to current government advice. Having said that we want to make them as connected as three ‘isolated’ residencies can be, and invite artists to work with a mentor as well as communicate with us, and with the other residency artists during your project. 

Each artist will receive £550 (equivalent of 1 week fee, but your work schedule will be shaped by you) and allocated £150 to a mentor of your choice (does not have to be based in Wales). If you would like support in contacting and engaging this mentor, or suggestions for who an appropriate mentor might be, please let us know. 

The projects must be completed by mid October and Groundwork will facilitate a sharing/discussion event then. Within that time frame the work can be structured any way that suits you, we ask that you consider and propose a timeline that is realistic and supportive to your current needs and situation. 

How to apply

Please send us a link to a video of your work/you moving.

Please tell us about your project either on one side of A4 or as a video/audio recording, using the following questions as a guide:

  • What is your creative idea / area of exploration? 
  • How will this project deepen or develop your practice?
  • Who would you like to work with as a mentor and why?
  • How do you propose to share your work? 

Please send your application as a PDF or word document, OR upload your video application and email the link to us at 

Deadline: Sunday 23rd August 

(Decision by: Friday 28th August)

Decisions will be made by a panel including members of the Groundwork Team and a guest panelist whom we will confirm in due course.

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