Published on: Sunday March 14, 2021

DanceXchange is excited to offer a series of commissions as part of the renowned Birmingham International Dance Festival’s first all-digital programme BIDF TV, taking place in June 2021.

BIDF TV will feature a rich and varied programme of dance on screen, new commissions, workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions.

 

NOW CLOSED 

We are inviting proposals for the following three Midlands Made commissioning strands:

£5k SCREENDANCE FILM COMMISSIONS 

Two commissions for new films of up to 15mins in length. Artists will be paired with an experienced Screendance Production Company to turn their vision into reality. All post-production/editing and equipment will be provided by DX. This opportunity is open to dance artists based anywhere in the UK, however at least 50% of the projects will be made by and with Midlands-based artists & contributors.


£1k MINUTE COMMISSIONS

Five commissions for new Screendance Shorts of up to 1min, to be filmed on your camera-phone or tablet – perfect for social media! Artists will receive mentoring from an experienced Screendance Production Company & the DX Artist Support Team. Open to Midlands-based, early-career artists, including recent graduates or similar.


EXISTING SCREENDANCE CONTENT

Ten £150 honorariums are available for existing Screendance films, up to 15mins in length. This opportunity is open to dance artists based anywhere in the UK, however at least 50% of the projects will be made by and with Midlands-based artists & contributors.

We actively encourage applications from artists of diverse backgrounds with different skills, perspectives and stories. We are particularly keen to receive proposals that reflect a broad range of experiences across age, class, disability, gender, race and sexual orientation.

VISIT HERE For further information and how to submit your proposal.

We look forward to hearing from you!


About BIDF

Produced by DanceXchange, Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) is the largest dance festival in the UK, taking over Birmingham’s theatres, galleries and multiple outdoor spaces, with the very best of international dance and inspiring choreography. BIDF is Birmingham’s signature festival with dance firmly at its heart.

Our overall ambition is to strengthen the impact of the festival for the city, the dance sector, and for our young and diverse communities – connecting people with great dance, creating vital space for artistic dialogue and exchange, and promoting Birmingham as a global dance city.

Following postponement of BIDF 2020 in June last year due to COVID-19, we are excited to present our first all-digital programme, BIDF TV, in June 2021; followed by live, outdoor activity in September.

Our new website will be launched shortly with lots of programme information, so watch this space!

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