Closing Date for Applications: 9th August 2020

Remote Research Residencies are an opportunity for artists to carve out time and space to think, research, talk, reflect, listen and be heard.

Whilst we are not able to open iC4C to travelling visitors at present, we are able to support artists and their practice in other ways. We’re offering 4 independent dance artists from the UK the opportunity to be in remote residence from your own home or at a space near to you, with financial support of £1000 towards time and creative process.

In line with Dance4’s continual commitment to support a broad and diverse programme, these Remote Research Residencies are specifically targeted at people who identify as being from one of the following groups: Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group; D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent; low socioeconomic; LGBTQI+.

Residencies are being offered between September 2020 and February 2021. They will be up to 10 days and include a connection to a public through Dance4’s ‘A Cuppa With…’ series (live or pre-recorded); an Artist to Artist dialogue (with someone else on the programme); 1-2-1 sessions with Dance4 staff; producing support; and other needs as agreed within resources available.


– Your interests for the residency must align with Dance4’s priorities

– You are an independent artist working in Dance

– You self-identify as being from one of the following groups: Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group; D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent; low socioeconomic; LGBTQI+

– You are aged 18 or above

– You are not a full-time student

– You are not currently in negotiation with Dance4 about a residency at iC4C


How to Apply

Applications are now open. Please complete and submit the application form here and also a monitoring form here by Sunday 9 August 2020, 6pm.

If you prefer you can answer these questions in audio or video form, please send us an email to [email protected]


Timeline for Application

– Deadline to apply 6pm Sunday 9 August 2020

– Residencies offered Thursday 13 August 2020

– Negotiation period August

– Delivery period September 2020 to February 2021

Applications will be shortlisted and selected anonymously by the following artist panel:

Katye Coe,
Dan Daw,
Jaivant Patel and
Bakani Pick-up

and supported by Dance4.

Applications will be shortlisted based on quality of proposal, our priorities as Dance4, and in the balance of the final selections monitoring forms will be used to ensure there is diverse representation across the 4 places.

Note: If you are eligible for the Research Residency, East Midlands call out, you will not be prioritised for this opportunity.

Note: We are happy that the financial support for this residency is used in support of a larger project or extended residency period, or to be used as match support for another application, but we do require that dates are committed to once agreed and are not pending outcome of an application process.


We are committed to ensuring equality of access for all. We work to celebrate and encourage diversity in our workforce, artistic programme and our audiences to better reflect society. Please see our Equaly Opportunities Policy here.

If you need more information about either applications or need assistance with submitting an application, please email [email protected]