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Closing date: 22.08.2022 10:00am

FABRIC (Dance4 and DanceXchange) is launching a new residency programme to provide artists based in the UK with money, space, and staff time to explore new ideas or support the realisation of projects.

We have a total budget of £50,000 (not including access costs) to distribute across a minimum of 8 projects. If we supported 8 projects, each would average £6250. We welcome smaller (min. £1000) and larger (max. £10000) requests and hope to support more than 8 if we can. 

Key Details

Deadline to apply: Monday 22 August, 10am
Offers made: Tuesday 30 August
Delivery period: before April 2023 

We will offer at least 2 residency places to artists that currently live in the Midlands and at least 2 residency places to artists that identify as D/deaf/ Disabled/ neurodivergent or with a long-term health condition. 

Residencies will take place before April 2023. Delivery can be in consecutive blocks or individual days to work around other work/life commitments. 

The offer includes Space, Money and Staff Time. There are two strands available to apply for Open Research and Create

Open Research

This opportunity is for research into new ways of thinking about and doing dance, movement, and choreography with an emphasis on ideas that need time and space to explore, test and develop, rather than the creation of new work. We are excited to receive proposals that have the potential to engage the public now in these processes.


This opportunity is for projects that have already undertaken research and development processes and could benefit from a residency to support the final stages of creation. The residency will include testing your work with the public and should lead to an outcome that can be presented from April 2023 onward as part of a wider tour, produced by you. Projects should already have other partners and funders involved.

We work to celebrate and encourage diversity in our workforce, artistic programme and our audiences. We want to reduce any barriers that this opportunity may present to you, and we have a budget to support access costs, separate from the residency budget for all selected projects.  

We actively encourage applications from artists with different lived experiences, skills, perspectives, and stories. We are keen to receive proposals that reflect a broad range of experiences across age, disability, gender, ethnicity and economic backgrounds. We will ensure that there is a representation of society across awarded places. 

How to apply

To Apply please read the Residency Open Call Pack and Residency Budget Planning Guidance and Complete the application form by Monday 22 August, 10am

Please note: the application form has no option to save your progress. A template version of the application questions is available to download here to enable you to work offline and paste it into the application form. 

FABRIC Open Call Application Questions

If you would prefer to create a video or audio to answer the questions you can send that via WeTransfer to or Whatsapp on 07415 004809. Please cover all the questions in the form in around 15 minutes.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22 August, 10am

If you have any questions or would like support from someone in our team (who won’t be part of the selection process) to help you complete your application, please get in touch. By email to or call the office on 07415 004809.