Open call for Dans i Blekinge

Open call for Dans i Blekinge

Dans i Blekinge is a non-profit organization aimed at strengthening the professional dance and performing arts in Blekinge. Interest in dance as a performing arts is increasing in Blekinge and there are more and more practitioners. The organziers want to take on the growing interest and try to gather the power it gives in one place. The current open call is for three residency spots: one for four weeks and two for two weeks each. One of the spots is reserved for artists in education.

Thematicly, the interest is in the Relationship between people and nature, as well as The rural area and city in relation to western civilization. Dans i Blekinge wants artists, through the residency, to ask questions and create dialogue between the place and people. The themes of the residency are a starting point, they are interested in your concepts and ideas. The participating artists are invited to work freely with the themes. Dans i Blekinge would like to see the artists interested in experimental approaches, interdisciplinary work and social practice with the dance as a central starting point. This year they collaborate with Land404, an artist's residency that runs parallel, which opens up for interesting opportunities and cooperation.

Expectations of the artists:

  • To attend daily training for dancers during the residency period
  • To hold one or more open repetitions to the public
  • Participation in the residency showings

Included in the residency:

  • Free studio time throughout the residency period
  • Travel compensation of up to 5000 SEK / artist or group
  • Accommodation
  • Compensation with max 5000 SEK / participating artist or group and week
  • Daily dance training
  • Feedback sessions with one in the field of knowledgeable person
  • Process showing on two occasions
  • Documentation of the work in the form of film and photo
  • Three showings (depending on the period for which you apply): A process showing at Dans i Blekinges "Dance Day", showing at Kulturcentrum Ronneby and Outdoor Exhibition at LAND404.

Not included:

  • Costs for food
  • Insurance
  • Travel costs exceeding the above mentioned amount.

To apply, fill in the following documents: Blekinge Dansresidens - Application, with deadline 30th May 2018. Alternatively, send your application to Type "Application for Dance Residency 2018" in the subject line of the mail and name all files with your name and file description like this: firstname_surname_cv or firstname_surname_residency.
​ The participating artists are encouraged to explore the themes of the residency, but if you already have an idea of what you want to work on, they would love to hear that! Remember to mention this in the above documents.