Fast & Dirty Residency Call Out

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Open call for 6 Scotland based early career artists of choreographers & composers to work together in residency to learn and create with renowned artists Ian Spink & Bill Thomson.Development opportunity for 6 early career artists of choreographers & composers (contemporary classical music) to work in residency during August in Aberdeen, where selected applicants will work together collaborating and creating under the facilitation of Ian Spink and Bill Thompson. The artists will work in a multitude of groupings throughout this initial studio time: be it solos, duets or other. The goal of the residency is to learn about the process of cross-arts collaboration and to develop the connections between dance and contemporary classical music.

23rd, 24th & 25th August 2023: Fast & Dirty Residency
Where: Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen

All choreographers and composers should be early career artists, who can demonstrate that the project will be of benefit to their practice. We are looking for professionals in their field who are over the age of 18 and based in Scotland.

Please note that we are committed to working with and supporting composers and choreographers from under-represented groups. Female, trans, gender-diverse, and ethnic minority artists, artists from a low-income background, and/or artists with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Financial support for the opportunity is an all inclusive fee funded by the Leche Trust, Hope Scott, Citymoves Dance Agency & sound. Thanks to Creative Scotland for making funding possible by CS Venues Relief Fund.

How to apply

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th August at 5pm
Please contact if there is any issue with completing the application.

We will inform you whether you are successful or not by the 11th of August 2023.
Any questions or queries please contact:
Megan, Dance Development Coordinator at Citymoves (

Selection Process
As mentioned above, sound and Citymoves are committed to working with and supporting composers from under-represented sections of the population. To enable this, there is a two-stage application process: an initial selection is made, and then this is narrowed down in a second stage selection process. If you are a female or gender-minority composer, disabled, from an ethnic minority and/or from a low-income background, you can choose to self-select to be put forward automatically to the second round.

The selection panel will be made up of Ian Spink, Bill Thomspon and representatives of Citymoves Dance Agency and sound.

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