Love Dance Scotland Busaries

Love Dance Scotland

What can you receive?
£6,000 bursary


1 February 2023

Citymoves Dance Agency, Dance Base Scotland, Dance North, Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre, Tramway Glasgow and The Work Room are pleased to announce their collaboration on a programme of Artist Bursaries. The three bursaries will provide three Scotland-based artists with a fee of £6,000 to support them to continue their artistic work while forming a deeper connection with one or more of the partner organisations across Scotland.

The last 2 years have had a profound impact on the arts sector with the performance and creative landscape suddenly closing down, and then reopening with a new set of challenges. As we look forward to the next 12-18 months the world around us still feels uncertain and unsteady, both for artists and organisations, and the need to work collectively and collaboratively is more urgent than ever.

It is with this focus that the Love Dance Scotland network now expands to gladly welcome Dance North and The Work Room alongside Citymoves Dance Agency, Dance Base Scotland, Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre and Tramway Glasgow, to pool their funding from the Creative Scotland Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations along with their own resources to provide a programme of artist bursaries.

The aim of these bursaries is to support three dance artists with the funds, infrastructure and support to continue their work as dance artists and for them to use this period to form a deeper connection with the partner organisations. Our hope is that this will continue the development of innovative creative practice in Scotland while also strengthening the wider ecology of Scotland’s dance sector.

The bursaries will run from March 2023 and we anticipate that they will be spread over a period of four to six months, though shorter or longer periods of engagement are welcome.

The exact form and structure that the bursary activity takes will be directed by the artist and supported by the organisations. We anticipate that it will involve a combination of some or all of the following elements:

  • Artistic creation
  • Building sector connections
  • Community engagement
  • Personal development
  • Professional development

To find out more, please download the application pack or visit the website 

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