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Deadline for applications is 10am Friday 1 December.

Dramaturgs support artists to develop thinking and vision as they create their work. Our Dramaturg in Residence programme offers different ways to engage with dramaturgy.

COLLABORATE provides financial support to artists who want to work with a dramaturg within their choreographic practice.

If you would value some time with South East Dance’s own Dramaturg in Residence Lou Cope, Guest Dramaturgs Martin Hargreaves or Luke Pell, or there is a different dramaturg that you would like to work with – you can apply for up to 5 days of support to work with a dramaturg.

Please click here to read more about Lou Cope, Martin Hargreaves and Luke Pell

Here are just a few ways you might want to work with a dramaturg:

  • Ongoing Skype consultations to support you throughout a process.
  • Research and development prior to going into rehearsal.
  • Time with a dramaturg in the studio during a rehearsal process.
  • Dedicated time to reflect on your current practice / future development.
  • A combination of the above…

It may be useful to note that we expect to fund between six and ten proposals, for work taking place between January  - August 2018. The funds awarded will go towards the dramaturg’s fee only, not towards additional expenses or space hire.

How to Apply: Please click here to download the application form

Deadline for applications is 10am Friday 1 December. 

We welcome applications from artists who identify as disabled and/or are from a BAME background. Successful applicants will be invited to discuss access needs.

If you need to speak to someone about your application or for an application form in an alternative format please contact us on 01273 696844 or by email:

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be resident in the South East or the UK to apply for Collaborate. Nationwide and international applications are welcome. 

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The Dramaturg In Residence programme is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Image © Jevan Chowdhury, featuring Louise Everarts de Velp and Naheel Lee in Brussels

Image © Jevan Chowdhury, featuring Louise Everarts de Velp and Naheel Lee in Brussels


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