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Citymoves is committed to fostering talent and supporting artists through our professional residency programme. Applications are open for creative, daring and inspiring artists who will develop Aberdeen’s dance community by sharing their work and practice. This round of applications is open for residencies to be completed from July 2023 until end of March 2024.

We accept a range of applications from artists looking for a creative space to experiment, explore & play, to those looking to develop an idea into a performance. Residency opportunities are open to anyone working in dance or performance, offering space in-kind, support as required and a stipend contribution towards the artist's total funding cost.

Citymoves are also committed to working with and supporting artists from under-represented groups. We now have a two-stage application process: an initial selection is made then this is narrowed down in a second stage selection process. If you are a person from an under represented group or have a disability and/or is neurodiverse you can self-select to be put forward automatically to the second round, if you choose to do so. We also want to highlight that if you are an artist who has work that focuses on environmental awareness, that you can also choose to put yourself automatically through to the second stage of the selection process.

We currently offer two options for residency applicants:

- Non–Funded (ideal for locally based artists or those who are touring)

- Funded (£750 stipend)

(a small budget is also available for artist access costs)

If successful, professionals will be offered:

- One week of studio space in the Schoolhill Studio.

For this round of residencies we would like to offer up a more flexible way of working for our artists. We are open to discussing how a five day residency in our studio can be used for each artist i.e. broken up over two weeks, a day a week over five weeks etc.

- A £750 stipend for a Funded Residency.

- Ideal for local artists or those who are touring, a Non-Funded Residency would offer studio space in-kind at varying times TBD.

From selected residency artists, Citymoves requires:

- An Open Professional Class on the Thursday/a day of your residency from 10am – 11.30am.

Citymoves predominantly supports individual dance artists and companies living and working in Scotland. We would like you to demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the community of Aberdeen.

Examples include: working with local dancers, an additional sharing in a public space/studio space or source a local focus group to further your research.

We would also like to make our application process more accessible for every artist who would like to apply. Applications can now be done through a Google form, as a video submission or a voice recording with relevant notes and attachments.

Applications close on Wednesday 21st June 2023. Applications are read and reviewed by a panel of members from the Citymoves team and one freelance dance artist.

To apply please complete form:


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