E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities - Call for Contemporary Dance Professionals - Mobility Grants, Residencies, Fellowships

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is a two-year mobility and artistic exchange dance programme gathering artists and managers from six European countries – Romania, Ireland, Latvia, Cyprus, United Kingdom, and Turkey. The programme plans to identify, nurture, attract and sustain talent and creativity at the European level, by connecting artists and dance managers from countries participating in the project through mobility grants, residencies, fellowships, artistic research and performance co-production and exchange. Professional development and artistic experiment represent pillars of the project.

The E-MOTIONAL organisers are currently launching the second call for proposals in the frame of the project’s Motion Fund. This strand represents a special funding scheme aimed at promoting cross-border mobility of the dance sector as well as encouraging the implementation of artists-in-residence activities in the participating countries.

•       Mobility and Networking Grants in 2012: (4-7 days) 14 grants are available for contemporary dance professionals (artists, managers, academics, etc.)  in order to visit and attend specific events (festivals, workshops, international seminars, network meetings, etc) taking place in the project countries [Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom – Turkey] from May 2012 to April 2013. - €500 (for part of the international travel expenses, accommodation and/or per diem). The deadline for the next round is 29th February 2012.

•       ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme in 2012: The programme aims to offer support to the development of new work by young and mid-career choreographers and is addressed to artists based in the 6 participating countries. The UK is not hosting a residency, but UK artists can apply. The deadline for the next round is 29th February 2012.

•       OPEN CALL: Gabriela Tudor Fellowship for Dance Managers: 6 grants are available for you to discover the dance scenes in Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom. If you are a dance manager or administrator from one of the E-motional countries you are welcome to apply for an up to 21-day residency. The deadline for the next round is 31st August 2012.

For information on applying, please visit the website of the UK co-ordinator: body>data>space at http://www.bodydataspace.net/projects/e-motional/ or contact Leanne Hammacott at leanne@bodydataspace.net. The deadlines for final applications to be submitted are via the E-Motional project website and are by 29th February 2012 for the Mobility and Networking Grants and the ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme, 31st August 2012 for the Gabriela Tudor Fellowships.

The project is a co-operation between Gabriela Tudor Foundation (RO, initiator & lead organiser), Dublin Dance Festival (IE), The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia (LV), Dance House Lemesos (CY), and body>data>space (UK), as co-organisers, developed with support from the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Union. Associated partners are ArtistNe(s)t Network of Artists-in-Residence Centres / “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau, and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest (RO), Dance Ireland, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the University of Limerick (IE), Rialto Theatre, Limassol (CY), and CATI Dans – Contemporary Dance Artists Association, Istanbul (TR).