A performance - a performer fully draped in a silver material so that they cant be seen crouching on the floor.
Open Choreography Performance Evening, 2018. Photo: Erin Gavaghan.
Someone lying on the ground outside reading.
Next Choreography Festival, 2018. Photo: Gorm Ashurst.
Close up of a face seen at three quarter view. The image is from a TV screen so is pixelated.
Next Choreography Festival, 2018. Photo: Gorm Ashurst.
Two artists working outside, one is capturing the other on their phone and the image is seen in the screen over their shoulder.
Next Choreography Festival, 2018. Photo: Gorm Ashurst.
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Percolate Programme

Siobhan Davies Studios’ Percolate Programme offers 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.

The deadline for Percolate 2021 has now passed, thank you to all those who applied. All applicants will hear from us by the end of March.

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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?

You can find a link to the Google Application Form on the Artist’s Brief. Otherwise, click here.

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.