ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme 2012

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities

a European mobility and artistic exchange dance programme

Motion Fund strand

ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme 2012

Call for proposals

[Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom –Turkey]


Established in early summer 2011, the two-year mobility and artistic exchange dance programme E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is currently launching a new strand of activities – the international ArtistNe(s)t Residencies. The programme aims to offer support to the development of new work by young and mid-career choreographers and is addressed to artists based in the 6 participating countries of the project: Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, United Kingdom, and Turkey. The residency programme is inspired from and plans to continue and expand the work started by the ArtistNe(s)t artist-in-residence network in Romania set up by Gabriela Tudor and the Swiss Cultural Program in Romania in 2006, a unique international residency programme for contemporary arts in the region.


What we are looking for, how the residency will proceed


The choreographers, either alone or together with a collaborator of their choice (dancer, visual artist, manager, etc.), will be granted a four-week residency to work on an ongoing project, start a new project or collaborate with local artists. Special attention will be given to projects matching the theme of the project and to collaborations and exchanges with local artistic communities. Travel costs, per diem, accommodation and rehearsal space for the entire residency period are provided, together with a fee per project awarded.


The host organisation will facilitate contacts with the local artistic community, informal presentations and meetings, or the organisation of workshops open to local artists. In exchange, the invited artists will give warm-up classes for local dancers, lead dance workshops for professionals or interested audiences, or hold video-lectures on their own artistic work. Each residency will close with an informal presentation held by participating artists.


Destinations & deadlines for application

Under the current call for proposals, destination countries will host residencies according to the following offer:


IRELAND: 2 residencies in February 20 – March 18, 2012 & September 3-30, 2012 (Dublin & Limerick)

Host organisations are Dance Ireland (Dublin), The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the University of Limerick.

Contact person: Elisabetta Bisaro,


ROMANIA: 4 residencies in June & September 2012 (Bucharest & Bacau)

Host organisations are Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest) and ArtistNe(s)t Network of Artist-in-Residence Centres / “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau.

Contact persons: Stefania Ferchedau / Cosmin Manolescu,


CYPRUS: 2 residencies in August 2012

Host organisation is Dance House Lemesos.

Contact person: Natasa Georgiou,


LATVIA: 1 residency in September 2012

Host organisations are The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia and

Noass Culture and Arts Project (Riga).

Contact person: Ilze Zirina,


RESTRICTIONS: Please note that Latvian applicants may only apply for Cyprus, Turkish ones only for Romania, and Romanian ones for all the destinations except Latvia. All the other applicants may choose any of the destinations.


DEADLINES: December 16, 2011 (for February residency in Ireland)

February 29, 2012 (for all other residencies)


To apply, please contact:

Successful candidates will be notified early January 2012 (for February residency in Ireland) and mid-March 2012 (all other residencies).


For more information write to, to the contacts indicated above in each country, or visit



E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is a co-operation between Gabriela Tudor Foundation (RO, initiator & lead organiser), Dublin Dance Festival (IE), The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia (LV), Dance House Lemesos (CY), and body > data > space (UK), as co-organisers, developed with support from the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Union. Associated partners are ArtistNe(s)t Network of Artists-in-Residence Centres / “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau, and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest (RO), Dance Ireland, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the University of Limerick (IE), Rialto Theatre, Limassol (CY), and CATI Dans – Contemporary Dance Artists Association, Istanbul (TR).


The project plans to identify, nurture, attract and sustain talent and creativity at the European level, by connecting artists and dance managers from countries participating in the project through mobility grants, residencies, fellowships, artistic research and performance co-production and exchange. Professional development and artistic experiment represent pillars of the project.



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


In Latvia this project is co-financed by Ministry of Culture in Latvia.