Siobhan Davies Studios’ Percolate Programme offered flexible support to artists working with dance and choreography across disciplines, formats and contexts.
We launched our Percolate Programme in February 2020 and planned to continue offering support throughout the year. This was paused due to the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were pleased to be able to relaunch Percolate in November 2021 with an adapted offer and thanks to support from the Cultural Recovery Fund.
Percolate 2021: Dance Writing: New Modes, Musings, Understandings, Sat 15 May 2021
Percolate 2020: Practices of the Nows / Practices for the Futures, Sat 26 Sep 2020
Percolate Programme FAQ
Can international artists apply?
Although we encourage UK-based artists to apply, international artists can also apply if they can outline a clear connection to the UK dance community in their application. For example, having studied in the UK or collaboration with UK artists and organisations. International artists will also need to have a clear outline of how they plan to fund their travel.
Are travel costs covered?
Travel will not be an additional cost that Siobhan Davies Studios covers. However, you can use your requested funding amount for travel and include this in your budget. If you do not want to use the funding for travel, you must outline how you intend to pay for travel in your application.
If I am unsuccessful can I apply again?
Yes, definitely! We would encourage you to apply again should you be unsuccessful the first time around.
How many days of studio space can I apply for?
You can apply for up to 5 days of free studio space at Siobhan Davies Studios which would either be in our Roof Studio or Research Studio. If you would like more than 5 days, this can be negotiated at a subsidised rate.
Do I need to have completed any training?
No, formal dance training or education is not a requirement. However, we do expect applicants to have a professional practice.
Where is the Google Application Form?
Can I use spaces at Siobhan Davies Studios, other than the Roof and Research Studios?
Yes, if you are interested in utilising other spaces in the building (e.g. kitchen, parlour, stairwell, mezzanine, etc.) please outline this in your application and your reasoning behind it.
I want to work with dancers, but I don’t have a network to draw from, what can Siobhan Davies Studios offer?
Siobhan Davies Studio’s doesn’t have resident dancers/performers. If you are keen to collaborate with dance artists but don’t have a network to draw from, Siobhan Davies Studios can support you in putting out an ‘open call’ to our network. You would need to manage this process; from writing the brief to managing responses and selections. This can be a lengthly process so we would recomend allowing at least 2 – 3 months before your chosen dates to be in the building.