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Dance House Residency



Residency Opportunities for Wales-based artists at the Dance House, home of National Dance Company Wales

NDCWales are delighted to announce that once again we are able to open our residency offer to Wales based dance artists.

The residency, held at the Dance House in Cardiff offers creative artists the opportunity to use our studios for a week in order to research the creation of a new work, complete a project they have already started or simply try out ideas.

Resident artists will benefit from our state of the art studio facilities at the Dance House and the chance to share their work in progress at the end of the week with a small invited audience.



About the Residency

NDCWales run an ongoing programme of support for both Wales based UK. Residencies are held in the Autumn season. For more information contact sarah@ndcwales.co.uk 


The Residency is open to professional dance artists and choreographers and will offer the unique opportunity to work for up to 8 hours a day for one week in one of our beautiful space and well-equipped studios at the Dance House.

A choreographer may bring up to 4 dancers to work with during this period.

Residencies under this programme are not required to involve production outcomes and can be for the development of a new work; to develop some aspect or idea within the resident’s practice; or to undertake choreographic research.


Our week long residency will give you:

-free use of studio space

-the opportunity to discuss and share the development of your work

-the chance to engage with the Dance House and NDCWales for advice and support. (e.g public relations, budget advice...)


Resident artists will be asked to deliver some or all of the following:

-open discussion/creative sessions for other artists

-A sharing of the work in progress at the end of the week


How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for residency 2017 have now closed. If you wish to be on our mailing list to find out when our applications open please email sarah@ndcwales.co.uk


To apply, please submit the following in no more than 500 words for each:

-A proposition of what you intend to work on during your residency at the Dance House.

- What your objectives/aims are for this residency and what you hope to gain from the opportunity.


Please include your CV, a link to previous works or works in progress which are relevant to the residency proposal and/ or the name and contact details of a referee. 


To apply please send a CV and an outline of your proposed work (no longer than one side of A4), to sarah@ndcwales.co.uk