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Artist and Sector Development

We support the professional development of dance artists in our region in a number of ways:

Regional Artist Support (RAS) progamme supports the development of dance artists through the provision of networking opportunities, training, the sharing of resources and the provision of opportunities for continued practice and the creation of new work. Sign up to the new network.

The DNA (Dance North Associate/Artist) programme is an ongoing relationship and programme of support for a small number of independent artists and companies with whom we share an artistic resonance and cultural values.

We also facilitate residencies for visiting artists and choreographers such as Deborah Hay and Stephanie Maher to come and spend time in Findhorn, work in the studio and share their practice with the local arts community.

Dance North supports the Moray Culture Cafe network which is a meeting and networking space for people working in the arts in the Moray area.

MAKE: IETM Local Plenary Meeting

MAKE: IETM Local Plenary Meeting

You are invited to join Dance North as part of the local IETM Plenary meeting for coffee and beach walks to discuss and reflect on localism, international connections and the sessions of the day before. …

MAKE: Mycelium Open Session

MAKE: Mycelium Open Session

You are invited to join Dance North and Luke Pell at our annual Space in September event. A mix of formal and informal sessions, it will be an opportunity to reflect on your practice, meet new people …

MAKE: Space In September

MAKE: Space In September

You are invited to join Dance North and Luke Pell at our annual Space in September event. A mix of formal and informal sessions, it will be an opportunity to reflect on your practice, meet new people …

MAKE: One Day Workshop with Athina Vahla

MAKE: One Day Workshop with Athina Vahla

We are delighted to have choreographer,  Athina Valha with us at the moment, working on completing her PhD. While here, Athina has offered a workshop to share her practice. We are endeavouring to do this outdoors, adhering …

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

A call-out for dance artists in Scotland to apply for a commission that will enable them to consider their choreographic practice in response to their own neighbourhood. The Workroom, Tramway, City Moves and Dance North are collaborating …

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela describes herself as ‘an explorer and composer of movement and space'. Currently based between Spain and Scotland, she has been living and working in different areas of Moray and the Highlands since 2017. …

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

Rosalind is a dance artist who's roles span creating/producing her own work, performing with choreographers and artists and developing infrastructure for contemporary dance by collaborating with organisations and individuals. …

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

Katrina is a director and screendance artist whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Her forward-looking practice has resulted in numerous films, installations and on-line works. …

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

Kathryn is based in Ross-Shire and Shetland and works as a Dance Artist since training at Laban. Kathryn will use commissioning funds to further develop her piece ‘What We Choose to See’, inspired by the secretive, bomb …

MAKE: Lewis Normand

MAKE: Lewis Normand

Lewis is a Dance Artist working across Performance, Teaching and Choreography. Lewis grew up in the Findhorn Community and has worked throughout the country after completing his training at RSC in Glasgow. …