The deadline to apply for the Nottingham Young Creative Awards is fast approaching. Applications close on Monday 1 April 2019.

The awards are for young people aged 13-24 and span across different art forms, which are supported by professionals in the creative industries in Notingham. Dance4 and Nottingham City Care Partnership co-sponsor the dance category of the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

The Nottingham Young Creative dance award winners will benefit from building links with industry professionals, gain acknowledgement for their dance accomplishments, raise their profile in Nottingham and benefit from cash prizes. Award nominees are invited to an awards ceremony at Nottingham Playhouse on Thursday 23 May 2019.

In order to be eligible to enter the Nottingham Young Creative Awards, you must either live, work, study or create dance activity in Nottingham.

Criteria – To enter the dance category your dance activity, choreography or leadership work can either be focused on any theme or idea, or no theme at all. Applicants must identify themselves as one or more of the following:

Your application should demonstrate you dancing in your own or other choreographer’s work.

You should submit work which you have created on yourself and/or on other dancers.

Dance Leader
Your application should evidence your work with other dancers/dance professionals and/or your leadership work in dance.

A group of dancers/choreographers
One person should apply on behalf of a group entry. A group leader can apply for the group but must identify the young people’s involvement and where possible involve them in the application process. Group applications should identify themselves in the age category which reflects most of the group members’ ages. Group applications should demonstrate group performances or choreography where each group member has contributed to the overall content.

To apply

Complete the online application form and a 300-word statement. As well as this you must supply supporting evidence about your work.

Applications close on Monday 1 April 2019

–You can find full information about the awards at the Nottingham Young Creative Awards website. You can also email Dance4 for support with your application or phone the office on 0115 924 2016.