artsdepot partners with London Studio Centre
Creating a focal point for dance in North London
artsdepot is delighted to announce that from September 2013, the higher education vocational dance college London Studio Centre will take up permanent residence at the venue.
London Studio Centre, previously based near Kings Cross, initially joined artsdepot on a temporary basis for the 2012/13 academic year with around 200 first and second year students studying at the venue. From September 2013 LSC will make North Finchley its permanent home and this number will increase to over 300 with third years joining their fellow students on site. London Studio Centre’s facilities at artsdepot will include rehearsal studios, lecture rooms and performance spaces.
LSC’s relocation to artsdepot provides students with a unique opportunity to access professional performance spaces and as well as participate in forums, workshops and master classes with the artists and companies who perform at the venue. Students have recently participated in a dance class with BalletBoyz, a Q&A with Ballet Black, and LSC is collaborating with artsdepot on a summer school for young people with no prior dance experience.
Kerry Andrews, Artistic Director of artsdepot said: “It’s truly amazing for us to have the next generation of dance makers based at artsdepot. There are so many possibilities of working collaboratively in the future; next year artsdepot celebrates its 10th anniversary and we’re looking forward to joining forces with LSC students to create a memorable celebration. Having such a prestigious dance college on site will also firmly establish artsdepot as a destination venue for touring dance companies from the UK and internationally. The future is looking really exciting!”
Nic Espinosa, Director of London Studio Centre said: “We’ve loved the last year at artsdepot and are delighted to be remaining in North Finchley, establishing a new and unique partnership with artsdepot. We were immediately struck by all that the venue has to offer in terms of training and performance. Our partnership with artsdepot provides additional opportunities for the substantial development for LSC in the longer term, in a unique performing arts environment; we believe these exciting developments will provide LSC with the opportunity to enhance our position as one of the powerhouses of Dance Education.”
Tracy Cooper, Chief Executive of artsdepot said: “We’re thrilled that London Studio Centre will be making artsdepot their home permanently. The staff and students have brought a real vibrancy to the venue. This partnership between an arts centre and a performing arts college is unique in the cultural sector and brings with it opportunities for both organisations to collaborate and share creative ideas.”
This year will also see significant developments in the area around artsdepot, following North Finchley’s successful bid for £1.1 million from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, which promises economic regeneration and the development of a cultural quarter with artsdepot at its core.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “We want culture and creativity to be able to thrive in the outer London boroughs. This exciting new partnership creates an excellent home for London Studio Centre and strengthens artsdepot's position at the heart of cultural life in north London. It’s a wonderful asset, adding to the quality of life for the local community, and drawing in visitors, which in turn will benefit the local economy. The plans to develop a cultural hub with artsdepot at its core, as a result of our investment through the Outer London Fund, will be further enhanced by this partnership.”
A trio of commissions offered by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership.
The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is looking for UK based dance artists and companies to create three new pieces of work for presentation at both Greenwich Dance and Laban Theatre during 2013-2014. They are:
Each commission will receive the following support:
The Greenwich Dance &Trinity Laban Partnership looks forward to a range of submissions by artists who may or may not have a previous relationship with either organisation. We hope that the simplicity of the online application process will render the process as unintimidating as possible.
Deadlines for submissions
Outdoor/site sensitive work Monday 25 March, 12 noon
Theatre-based work Friday 5 April, 12noon
Family friendly work Tuesday 2 April, 12 noon
All applicants will be contacted on or before 12 April by which time a shortlist of artists will be agreed. Shortlisted artists will be invited to discuss their submission, in person to a selection panel w/c 22 April.
The selection panel will include: Kat Bridge (Interim Artistic Director Greenwich Dance) and Brian Brady (Head of Laban Theatre Programme, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)
The Compass Commissions 2013 artists will be announced in early May.
Your proposal, either written and/or video should also include:
A dynamic partnership has been created by Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban to provide ground-breaking dance performance, bespoke support for dance artists and an all-embracing programme of community and education work across South East London.
Event date: Saturday 9 March 2013
Low Tech Saturday was introduced in 2011 by Greenwich Dance in order to offer an informal platform for sharing new work. As the name suggests, the emphasis is on the content of the work rather than the technical set-up. Artists are encouraged to use the Borough Hall, the Minor Hall or alternative spaces in the building including Studio 3 or ancillary/ public spaces as appropriate. Each space provides a different feel or context for the work – for instance The Borough Hall is expansive, whereas the Minor Hall can still accommodate a group of dancers yet offers a more intimate experience.
The session includes sharings of work in progress from 2-3 artists/companies in an as-it-says-on-the-tin low tech way. Sometimes some a very basic lighting state is provided in the Borough Hall or some directional light in another space. Occasionally other facets of work are explored e.g. one artist worked with video projection in Studio 3. The informal atmosphere can include social gathering and feedback discussions as appropriate. In addition to the obvious benefits of sharing work mid process and ensuing feedback, the audience is varied (producers, dance sector professionals, fellow artists, students, local people). Those not involved with dance professionally have really welcomed the insight into the process (quite often reserved for those in the know!) which then can in turn prove interesting for the artists and build future audiences.
Low Tech Saturdays take place 3 times a year from 4-6PM on a Saturday and audience members do not necessarily need to pre-book, they arrive on the day and contribute to a “pay what you can” scheme for admission.
The RBS Inspiring Enterprise programme provides grants to non-profit organisations for projects which inspire women to start their own business.
The next round of the Inspiring Women in Enterprise funding scheme will open on 3 June 2013.
Non-profit organisations based and operating in the UK with a track record of providing enterprise support to women may apply for funding.
In a previous round, funding was awarded to wide range of projects including a project aimed at inspiring young disadvantaged African women graduates into business, a women's business hub for women in rural areas, and the Positive Futures for Women initiative which helps ex-prisoners out of crime and into work. The initiative will use their grant to deliver two focused training programmes for up to 15 women ex-offenders who want to start their own businesses.
Dave Nicholson, Director of Ex-Cell Solutions which runs the initiative, said: “The 'Positive Futures for Women' programme aims to cut crime by providing women with opportunities for a legitimate lifestyle.
“The programme will also connect ex-offenders with other women who’ve successfully completed the course through the ‘Positive Futures Network.’ This will not only provide mutual long-term business support and inter-trading but help with resettlement too.”
The Inspiring Women in Enterprise programme offers approximately £500,000 in grants each year. Three levels of grant funding are available:
A further funding round will open on 30 September with a deadline of 14 October 2013 (midday).
Further information is available from the RBS website
Emerging leaders of the dance industry are invited to join ABLE
ABLE is a brand new leadership development programme initiated and created to allow emerging leaders in the UK dance industry the chance to learn, network, and collaborate with fellow leaders.
ABLE has been created for choreographers, producers, directors and beyond who are already making effective change within the dance industry. The enterprise is for candidates of any age, and encourages specialists from all genres of dance.
ABLE is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
ABLE will take place over 5 half day seminars, with speakers and workshops from experienced dance industry professionals.
Confirmed speakers include
Cate Canniffe, London Director of Dance, Arts Council England
Georgina Harper, Freelance Producer and Arts Consultant for MOVE IT, ZooNation and Big Dance
Hakeem Onibudo, Artistic Director Impact Dance and Live Vibe
Ivan Blackstock, Creative Director/Choreographer, BirdGang Dance
Kate Prince, Artistic Director, ZooNation
Kate Scanlan, Creative Producer, Scanner's Inc
Katy Arnander, Director of Programme Management, Sadler's Wells
Kenneth Tharp OBE, Chief Executive, The Place
Nadine Patel, Dance and Drama Adviser, British Council.
£25 for all 5 seminars. Only 30 places are available upon application
Please go to impactdance.co.uk (please link to http://www.impactdance.co.uk/able-artist-bank-leadership-enterprise) to read more information and how to apply
Deadline for applications 20 March 2013
Darren Ellis Dance are offering professional dance artists and students in professional training an opportunity to take part in a week long intensive with Darren and current Company members.
The course will involve a technique class with live music, a repertory and creative session each day. Each participant will not only learn the choreographic language of Darren Ellis Dance but also have the chance to work creatively with Darren and his company dancers to enhance their own development as a dance artist. As well as teaching and directing the course Darren will be able to guide and mentor dancers who wish to further their professional development.
There is a limited number of places (20) available on the course. This will be managed on a first come first served basis, so please book up soon to guarantee a place.
Cost of week: £150
To book your place on the course please complete the online form, http://www.darrenellisdance.co.uk/course.html we will then send you an invoice which you can pay via BACS or online with your debit or credit card. Once you have paid the invoice, we will send you the details of the programme.
Opera North is the national opera company for the North of England based inLeeds, committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains.
Opera North has a vacancy for a Mezzo-soprano in its resident chorus of 30 singers to commence 29thJuly 2013.
Chorus members have excellent opportunities to perform and cover principal roles along with their chorus work.
Deadline for applications 8th March 2013;
First and second round auditions to be held in Leeds, April 2013.
For more information and an application pack visithttp://www.operanorth.co.uk/aboutus/Recruitment.aspx
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0113 223 3550
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre is looking for a french/english speaking female dancer for a physical theatre performance project from 24th of April to 5th of May. the performances will take place in Belgium and the rehearsals will be every tuesday and friday from 1-4pm in London. rehearsals are unpaid, but travel, accommodation, performances and workshops are paid. (about €500)
the candidate will have to be fluent/bilingual in French and English and used to working with character acting and text work. she will have to be confident in creating contemporary dance material and work in a team as well as independently. please send cv and photo to Etta Ermini.
Tmesis Theatre and Physical Fest are raising funds to bring over three amazing young acrobats we have worked with in Zambia to the UK for three weeks to take part in Physical Fest and other artistic projects in Liverpool. It would be an amazing experience for them, and brilliant for the young people here to experience working with such talent and energy.
We are a group of dedicated young acrobats based in Zambia's vibrant capital city: Lusaka.
We work with young people (aged 5-25) from a very poor background, living in Lusaka's notorious compounds, and teach them to channel their energy into something positive. Sadly, many in their situation turn to crime, and/or get involved with drink and drugs as a way to get by in life. We offer the chance to get involved with something positive and creative. We teach unique skills and create opportunities for talented youngsters to develop and to showcase their abilities. There are not many opportunities of this type in Zambia. www.barefeettheatre.org
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