Professional Residency Programme
Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is committed to fostering talent and supporting artists through our professional residency programme. Applications open twice a year for creative, daring and inspiring artists who will develop Aberdeen’s dance community by sharing their work and practice.
We accept a range of applications from those looking for a creative space to experiment, explore and play, to those looking to develop an idea into a performance. Residency opportunities are open to anyone working in dance or performance.
We currently offer three options for residency applicants:
Our residencies offer:
One week of studio space in the Schoolhill Studio, Monday-Friday from 9.30-16.30.
A £500 stipend for a Funded Residency.
Additional Funding is available for those with larger proposals.
Ideal for local artists, a Non-Funded Residency would offer studio space in-kind at varying times TBD.
From selected residency artists, Citymoves Dance Agency requires:
An Open Professional Class on the Tuesday from 10.00-11.30.
An Open Studio Sharing of the work, day and time TBD.
Citymoves Dance Agency 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, teach a school workshop, or source a local focus group to further your research.
Residency applications will be reviewed twice a year, once in October and once in March. Please bear in mind that if you are unsuccessful in receiving financial help, there are a number of other ways that Citymoves Dance Agency can help including: potential in-kind studio space, mentoring, marketing, business planning and fundraising advice.
A panel of Citymoves Dance Agency staff and a freelance artist, to ensure fairness, will review all residency applications.
Submit your completed application form and CV by email to:
All applications are due 31st October, and 31st March.
Current Residency Artists
7 Bursary Artists & Collaborators
Each receiving small fees to continue their residency work they would have been doing with us during the period of lockdown from March 2020. As their work is filmed and finished we will showcase any video, photos, and text below.
Shaun Stickland - Finished May 2020
Róisín O'Brien - Finished end of May 2020
Dan Navarro Lorenzo - (Compiling work from 52 dancers worldwide in response to his solo) Finishing mid June 2020
Mhairi Allan - (Working with Ross Whyte and Alex McCabe) Finishing mid June 2020
Jenna Corker (Working with 3 dancers) Finishing end of June 2020
Skye Reynolds and Susan Worsfold - (Engaging with Aberdeen University around a year long artists residency at The Anatomy Rooms in collaboration with Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO) Finishing end of June 2020
Errol White and Davina Givan - Finishing end of June 2020
During my “Residency from home” I found that I was challenged and pushed differently as a creative, from different space availability to personal mindset. It forced me to think differently and really focus on what it is I want to accomplish and really utilise every small detail and surrounding. I also came to realise that as there was no official sharing of what I was exploring, the pressure of creating something set was lifted and I could just enjoy exploring the movement and thought process. I am extremely excited to pursue the creation even further and I cannot wait until we can all share and appreciate live dance again soon.
I would very much like to thank Citymoves (Dance Agency SCIO) for still supporting artists through this uncertain time, its organisations like this who really are pillars of support in the artistic community that others really should strive to be like.
- Shaun Stickland
Past Residency Artists
Róisín O'Brien - 21st & 22nd, 27th-29th March, 2020
Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - 23rd-27th March, 2020
Jenna Corker - 16th-20th March, 2020
Kirsten Walker - 9th-13th March, 2020
Shaun Stickland - 2nd-6th March, 2020
Tommy Small - 17th-21st February, 2020
Amy Longmuir & Saya Yamaguchi - 10th-14th February, 2020
Mhairi Allan - 5th & 7th February, 2020
Skye Reynolds & Hayley Durward- 30th Jan. & 12th & 13th Feb., 2020
White & Givan - 20th-31st January, 2020
Gwynne Bilski - 18th-22nd March, 2019
Tamsyn Russell - 11th-15th March, 2019
Elisabeth Schilling - 25th February - 1st March, 2019
Fiona So Paing & Jo Gilbert - 11th-13th February, 2019
Róisín O'Brien - 4th-8th February, 2019
Katie Armstrong - 28th January - 1st February, 2019
Lynn Shaw - 21st-26th January, 2019
Suzi Cunningham - 14th-18th January, 2019
Claricia Parinussa - 7th-11th January, 2019
Éowyn Emerald Barrett - January - March, 2019
Reckless Sleepers - October, 2018
Charlotte McLean - 23rd-27th September, 2019
Niamh O'Loughlin - 16th-20th September, 2019
Suzi Cunningham - 2nd-6th September, 2019
Maria Palliani - 26th-31st August, 2019
Magaret Preston & Collaborators - 31st Aug. & 1st/7th & 8th Sept., 2019
Jack Webb - 15th-19th July, 2019
Joel O'Donoghue - 24th-28th June, 2019
Róisín O'Brien - 17th-21st June, 2019
Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - 29th April-3rd May, 2019
Imaginate - 1st-5th October, 2018
Tommy Small - 17th-28th September , 2018
Skye Reynolds - 27th-31st August, 2018
Éowyn Emerald Barrett - June-July, 2018
Rosanna Irving - 28th May - 1st June, 2018
Imogene Newland & Kate Steenhauer - 16th-20th April , 2018
White & Givan - 26th-30th April, 2018
Katie Milroy - 26th-31st April, 2018
Sara Kemal - 10th-14th July , 2017
Elisabeth Schilling - 3rd-7th July, 2017
Kathryn Spence - 19th-23rd June, 2017
Lynn Shaw - April 2017
Claire Cunningham - March 2017
Joan Cleville - February 2017
Karl Jay Lewin - December 2017
Emma Jayne Park - August/December 2016
Julia James-Griffiths - August 2016
Gemma Williams - August 2016
Paolo Maccagno - August 2016
Angharad Jones & Amy Longmuir - July 2016
Bridget McCarthy & Skye Reynolds - July 2016
Alex McCabe - December 2015
Mele Broomes - August 2015
Gemma Williams - July 2015
Jack Webb - July 2015
Evangelia Kolyra - April 2015
Tamsyn Russell - April 2015
Aaron Jeffries - March 2015
Federica Esposito - February 2015