Fast and Dirty call out

Open call for 6 Scotland based early career artists of choreographers & composers to work together in residency to create scores that will be presented at DanceLive and Sound Festivals.

In collaboration with Citymoves Dance Agency, we're pleased to offer this development opportunity for 6 early career choreographers & composers to work in residency during August in Aberdeen. 

Selected applicants will work together collaborating and creating under the facilitation of Ian Spink and Bill Thompson. 

The artists will work in a multitude of groupings throughout this initial studio time and settle into ones of their choosing; be it solos, duets or other.



Dates: 23-25 August
Location: Citymoves Dance Agency
Details: Time for artists to work, experiment and establish groupings, with the help of Ian Spink & Bill Thompson.

3 mentoring sessions with facilitators Ian Spink and Bill Thompson

Dates: End of August–mid-October
Location: Aberdeen/Zoom
Details: Artists work in their groupings to create pieces to be presented at DanceLive and soundfestival. How the artists choose to do this will be up to them, for example, having weekly studio time together or an intensive period of creation.

20–23 October: DanceLive Festival
26–30 October: soundfestival

Location: Aberdeen

Details: Finished works will be shown throughout both festivals in any form the emerging artists deem appropriate to their stage of career & journey the work has gone on.


Dates: 1–18 November
Details: Evaluation of project, process, gathering feedback from artists, facilitators, audiences and organisations.


All choreographers and composers should be early career artists, who can demonstrate that the project will be of benefit to their practice. We are looking for professionals in their field who are over the age of 18 and based in Scotland.

We are committed to working with and supporting artist from under-represented groups. To enable this, there is a two-stage application process: an initial selection is made then this is narrowed down in a second stage selection process. If you are a female, disabled and/or ethnic minority artist, you can self-select to be put forward automatically to the second round if you want.

Financial support for the opportunity is an all inclusive fee funded by Idlewild, soundfestival & Citymoves Dance Agency. 

Thanks to Creative Scotland for making funding possible by CS Venues Relief Fund.

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2022

Click here to apply.

If you have any questions or queries please contact:

Megan, Dance Development Coordinator at Citymoves -


Kadri, Coordinator at sound -