New Art Exchange (NAE) is delighted to collaborate with FABRIC (Dance4 and DanceXchange) in a new partnership that supports a shared ambition to enable artists and audiences to be with dance and choreography in the gallery context.

Together, NAE and FABRIC are pleased to announce “Re-Frame, a commission in residence” opportunity, for an artist working in the field of dance, movement and/or choreography to experiment with cross disciplinary practice in the context of a visual art gallery and produce a new piece of work.

Re-Frame intends to encourage the exploration of dance outside of traditional dance spaces, with dance in the gallery being a particular area of interest. Re-Frame aims to support dance artists to share embodied practice, stories, transfer knowledge, cultural heritage and offer a new lens for audiences to see, hear, listen.

Re-Frame is open to artists from the Global Majority working within the first 10 years of their career and living in the Midlands.*


How to Apply

– You can read the full information pack here.

– Access the Word version of the application form here.

– Have a look at the budget template here.

To apply, complete the online form available here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12am (midnight), Sunday 7 August 2022


* Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.
Working in the first 10 years of your career meaning since you first established your artistic practice.
The Midlands referring to – Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire.


Landscape header image: Jamal Sterrett performing at The Space Between outside NAE, June 2022


Re-Frame is supported by Garrick Charitable Trust and Jerwood Arts Development Programme Fund which champions transformational development opportunities for artists, curators and/or producers in their field and within the first 10 years of establishing their professional practice.