Unity Space in Hong Kong has invited the Dance from England programme to collaborate on a residency exchange this Winter and next Spring for one artist based and working in Hong Kong and one artist based and working in England. Working with the theme of IDENTITY this residency exchange seeks to bring artists from different contexts together to share practice and work together with dramaturg and artist / host Vangelis Legakis.


16 Nov-07 Dec 2019
16-20 Nov   
3-week artist residency at Unity Space, Hong Kong
Attendance at City Contemporary Dance Festival (CCDF)
March-May 2020 2-week artist residency at Dance4’s iC4C, Nottingham, UK
(exact dates to be discussed and agreed by participating artists)

The residency is curated by Unity Space and Dance from England, facilitated by dance artist and choreographer Vangelis Legakis. Expenses and a weekly honorarium is provided as follows:

– Return flights UK-Hong Kong and airport transfers;
– Honorarium of £600 per week x5;
– Per Diems of £25 per day x 35;
– Accommodation with kitchen is provided in a shared house/facility x 35 days;
– Studio space and Mentoring are covered as part of the package.

The two residencies are open in terms of outcome with no requirement to create art works. However, if through the residencies there is a desire to share work created this could be presented as part of the 5th Hong Kong International Choreography Festival in June 2020 (subject to a new agreement).

To be eligible for this opportunity you must;

  • have a curiosity and interest to share collaborative practice in Hong Kong/England;
  • be actively seeking R&D;
  • have an interest in dialogues and research in choreography and dramaturgy;
  • be interested to collaborate with an artist from Hong Kong/England in dialogue with dramaturg and host Vangelis Legakis;
  • be available for the dates listed above, with travel time before and after;
  • be able to travel and hold a passport that is valid for 6mths after the 07 Dec 2019;
  • FOR DANCE FROM ENGLAND ONLY: be a working artist 18+ who lives in England who is not regularly funded (i.e. not an NPO);


Please send a short artistic proposal explaining why you have an interest in this residency (max 500 words). Your artistic proposal can be written or spoken via film or voice recording as preferred.


12 August 2019 Applications open
13 September 2019 Applications closed
16 September 2019 Artists announced

For Dance from England artist email [email protected]
For Unity Space from Hong Kong artist email [email protected]

Please note we are aware of the continued political unrest in Hong Kong and will continue to monitor the situation throughout this timeline. At present, the UK Government are not advising people against travel but to remain vigilant. More information can be found on the UK Government website here.