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English Folk Dance and Song Society offers artistic residencies

  • Date: 8 May 2012
  • Area: London, National
Folk dancers performing in front of an audience

Artists from all disciplines could be in with a chance of securing one of three residencies on offer. Credit: Image by Sean Kelly, courtesy of English Folk Dance and Song Society

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has launched a new scheme offering creative residencies at its London base.

The residencies are open to artists from all disciplines, including classical composers, contemporary dancers, poets, musicians and visual artists.

The trio of chosen artists will be based at the society's Cecil Sharp House base in north-west London from September 2012 to March 2013.

Successful applicants will be offered £2,000 to cover fees and expenses, together with rehearsal space and the opportunity to share the outcome of their work. Support and guidance will also be offered for their future artistic development.

Neil Pearson, EFDSS Artist Development and Programming Manager, said: 'We hope to attract applications from artists working within all art forms who wish to explore the creative potential of the English folk arts. We would be interested in hearing from both emerging and established artists.'

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2012. For further details, please visit the EFDSS website.