FABRIC is launching a new residency programme to provide artists based in the UK with money, space, and staff time to explore new ideas and support the realisation of projects.

There are two strands available to apply for:

This opportunity is for research into new ways of thinking about and doing dance, movement, and choreography with an emphasis on ideas that need time and space to explore, test and develop, rather than creation of new work.

This opportunity is for projects that have already undertaken research and development processes and could benefit from a residency to support the final stages of creation.

Deadline to apply: Monday 22 August, 10am
Offers made: Tuesday 13 September
Delivery period: Before April 2023

We will offer at least 2 residency places to artists that currently live in the Midlands and at least 2 residency places to artists that identify as D/deaf/ Disabled/ neurodivergent or with a long-term health condition.

Full details about this open call and how to apply available here.


Landscape header image of The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance. Performer: Habibat Ajayi. Image by Foteini Christofilopoulou.


Dance4 and DanceXchange are coming together in a formal merger, building on the strengths of the two successful organisations. Together we’re combining our complementary knowledge, skills and expertise in dynamic, expansive programmes, to form a new, single, strategic organisation, FABRIC. Jointly we can be more ambitious for dance made, produced and nurtured in the Midlands. FABRIC’s vision is to inspire people through dance, transforming lives, communities and places. www.fabric.dance.