Present Futures Bursary

Present Futures

What can you receive?
£1,800 bursary + mentorship


26 March 2023

Colette Sadler (Stammer Productions) in association with Feral, The Work Room and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have to offer an emergent artist a micro-bursary to create a happening or provocation on the expanded notion of choreography and performance with and beyond bodies.

Present Futures Associateship is available for Scottish based artists within the first 5 years of their professional practice. The Associateship will offer a tailored package encompassing a research and development bursary, residency space, mentorship and an opportunity to present on their work at Present Futures 2023.

Present Futures Glasgow is the fifth edition of a multi – disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral.

The 2023 edition will happen over the weekend of the 22nd – 24th June in partnership with the Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow). The festival creates a platform for Scottish and International artists whose work moves between performance, visual arts and sound to come together to consider post humanism, bodily representation and speculative futures with artistic experimentation at its core.

Present Futures 2023 will focus on the triangulation between Performance, ecology, and feminist theory. Through a series of performances, discussions and films it considers the creation of new mythologies that dislodge patterns of power and offer new narratives as we enter collectively into precarious and unknown futures.


The Present Futures Associateship will offer the following support:

  • An emergent Scottish based artist within the first 5 years of their professional practice working within dance or movement.
  • The Associateship will be offered a tailored package encompassing: A Research and Development Bursary Fee of £1800 (Calculated @ £750 X2 weeks) to spend on residency preparation, research, delivery, and reflection/evaluation.
  • 2 Week Development Space at the Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow) the week before and week of the festival: 13-17th June and 20-24th June (Intermedia Gallery/Clubroom – exact date, times and space still TBC)
  • 3 x Mentorship and Professional Development Sessions with either Colette Sadler (Artistic Director, Stammer Productions) or a mentor from the Contemporary Performance Practice team (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
  • An invitation to present on your work as part of Present Futures Festival between 22nd – 24th June 2023. This could take the form of a sharing of a work in progress, a talk or discussion, sharing of research, a filmed work or a different kind of event or contribution proposed by the artist.

Deadline: A “note of interest” should be sent to by Sunday 26th March at 5pm.

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