The Resilience Programme 2021

Call out to Irish established artists, DYDC’s alumni and Youth Dance Companies residing in Ireland for our new commissions during 2021

The Resilience Programme

 

DYDC seeks Expressions of Interest for The Resilience Programme

from established choreographers/dance artists, DYDC’s alumni and Youth Dance Companies currently living in Ireland. The Resilience Programme

a new series of commissions to take place during 2021.

 

The Resilience Programme

Resilience is a series of special commissions designed to sustain the youth dance community, the dance community at large and their sense of collective creativity and commitment to quality practice. These initiatives will be inherently developmental, across the year, and will use the Irish Youth Dance Festival ( IYDF) as a platform for sharing the outcomes and raising the horizons. The Programme is a direct response to artists’ expressed need to showcase and exhibit work they have made/are making during Covid-19, which has fundamentally changed the way in which artists make and show work. DYDC wishes to offer as many opportunities for artists through it various programmes at this challenging time.

 

STRAND A
Three selected Dance artists/choreographers will each receive:

  • A fee of €4000 (to cover fees, music score, studio rental)

  • Curatorial support, technical assistance and promotion via social media

  • A video of the work on stage or site specific and an interview about their work and practice for social media and onlineplatforms.
     

Eligibility

  • Artists will have a connection with young people in a dance context

  • Artists will be at least 5 years practicing as a professional artist

  • Artists will have a body of new work in the period since March 2019

  • Artists will submit all relevant details required (see To Apply below).
     

Criteria for selection

  • Eligibility

  • Track record/body of work to date

  • Interest in working/mentoring young dancers from DYDC

  • Quality of proposal
     

Other considerations

  • We are interested in expressions of interest from individual artists. We are not considering proposals from collectives or groups for this Initiative

  • Work be recorded

  • Artists will engage with 2 DYDC’s dancers to mentor them in the creation of their own work


Dates:

Submission by June 4th 2021

Selected artists notified by June 11th 2021

Mentoring of young dancers throughout July/August

 

STRAND B

Three selected DYDC’s Alumni each receive:

  • A fee of €2,500 (to cover fees, studio rental)

  • Curatorial support, technical assistance and promotion via social media from DYDC

  • A platform to perform their solo work (on a national stage)

  • A video of the work on stage and an interview about their work and practice for social media and online platform

Eligibility

  • Alumni will have a connection with young people in a dance context

  • Alumni will be at least 2 years practicing as a professional artist

  • Alumni will have a body of new work in the period since March 2020

  • Alumni will submit all relevant details required (see To Apply below).


Criteria for selection

  • Eligibility

  • Track record/body of work to date

  • Interest in working/engaging with young dancers from DYDC

  • Quality of proposal


Other considerations

  • We are interested in expressions of interest from DYDC’s Alumni.

  • Works will be recorded in a national Theatre

  • Participation in a pod cast Talk on their


Dates:

Submission by June 4th 2021

Selected artists notified by June 11th 2021

Mentoring of young dancers throughout July/ August

 

STRAND C

Six selected Youth Dance Companies each receive:

  • a fee of €1200 (to create a new work with original music / soundscape or permission from composer)

  • curatorial support, technical assistance and promotion via social media from DYDC

  • a video of the work on stage and an interview about their work and practice for social media and online platforms.


Eligibility

  • Youth Dance Company based in Ireland

  • At least 2 years performance experience

  • Companies are formed of at least 5 dancers

  • Leaders/Directors will submit all relevant details required (see To Apply below).


Criteria for selection

  • Eligibility

  • Track record/body of work to date

  • Interest in creating meaningful work for young people

  • Quality of proposal


Other considerations

  • We are interested in expressions of interest from Youth Dance Companies. We are not considering proposals from collectives or groups for this Initiative

  • Companies will must make a high quality recording (outdoors or indoors) and (if permitted) to travel to Dublin to record the choreography on a national stage in November

  • Work must not surpass 8 minutes / original piece of work


Dates:

  • Submission by June 4th 2021

  • Selected artists notified by June 11th 2021

  • Recording of Performances in November (location TBC)

 

For all application categories please submit the following:

  • Written Expression of Interest to include:

    • a summary of your proposal to the relevant strand A, B or C (500 words max.)

    • your connection to young people and interest in their development. (max 1 page)

  • CV (2 pages max.)

  • Video links to works (2 max.)

  • Max file size 1MB

 

Please send in one pdf to commissionsDYDC@gmail.com by June 4th 2021.