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English National Ballet’s artist support scheme

A new initiative led by ENB’s Engagement team, to give east London based independent dance artists and creatives an inspiring space at Mulryan Centre for Dance to explore and enrich their creative practice. We offer an annual themed  Ideas Incubator, networking opportunities, and a Space Scheme which is free of charge to dancers and choreographers, as part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing creative professional development in our community.

Ideas Incubator Weekend

The Ideas Incubator Weekend will take place from Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 February 2024 at English National Ballet’s studios, Mulryan Centre for Dance. This year’s programme has been co-curated in collaboration with Chisenhale Dance Space, its aim is to give time and studio space to Choreographers and Dance Artists interested in developing their practice and taking part in a creative exchange. This year’s theme is ‘How to scale-up your work’.

Choreographers will be supported by an experienced mentor, have full use of a rehearsal studio and have the opportunity to work with five dance artists to collaborate, test and exchange ideas. Dance Artists will work with a choreographer and their mentor, acting as a springboard and creative catalyst over the course of the weekend. The creative dialogue between everyone in the space will give an insight into how to develop and scale-up work.

Applications are open to choreographers and dance artists from any dance background. One choreographer role is reserved for an artist who is part of the CDS Artist Community. This is a paid artist opportunity.

Successful applicants will be notified at minimum 2 weeks prior to start date. To apply please fill out the application form here by 10am, Wednesday 24 January.

Please read the information and FAQs carefully before applying


Shared Ground: Space Scheme

Shared Ground – Space Scheme offers independent dance artists the freedom to develop their artistic practice at Mulryan Centre for Dance, without expectations of a return. Applications are open to dance artists from any dance background for artists who are resident in east London, or who can demonstrate that the majority of their work is based in east London. Residencies are available across the year on stipulated dates and studio space is offered for 5 days to dancers/choreographers with 5+ years’ experience and for 3 days to early career artists via an application process.

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