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CONTINUOUS Open Call 2018

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Siobhan Davies Dance (SDD) are delighted to announce CONTINUOUS, a new partnership initiative commencing May 2018.

This collaboration seeks to advance the creation, presentation and development of audiences for experimental independent contemporary dance. BALTIC and SDD will use our combined experience as leaders in our fields of practice to support the development of new experimental dance practice within a visual arts context.

This partnership begins with two CONTINUOUS commissions for new dance works to be made at BALTIC and SDD, performed at BALTIC and tour to other venues across the UK.

This new joint commissioning model will see the two selected dance artists or choreographers offered the opportunity to create an ambitious new work and to exchange knowledge with the staff of BALTIC and SDD. This supports our aim for artists and organisations to learn from one another about how to create the best conditions for making and presenting dance in a gallery context, and for engaging audiences. We also wish to share that knowledge with colleagues and the public.

Selected artists will each be hosted at the CONTINUOUS Studio at BALTIC and at Siobhan Davies Studios for up to 7 weeks of making. Practitioners will be supported and have access to both organisations, keeping artists at the centre of this collaborative approach. These first commissions will premier at BALTIC in Autumn 2019 before touring nationwide.

Together we will produce 2 commissions to be performed at BALTIC in Autumn 2019 and subsequently tour to UK and international venues (subject to additional funding to be raised by SDD and partners). The commission will include:

  • Up to £23,000 support including: An artist fee of £6200 incl. VAT, Travel budget of up to £3500, Up to £11,300 support toward additional performers and their travel and other production costs.
  • Additional in-kind support including: 7 weeks of in-kind rehearsal space, curatorial and production support from BALTIC and SDD, marketing and documentation and access to BALTIC and SDD networks.

Deadline for submitting expressions of interest: Wednesday 20 June, 23.59