Applications Open to UK Hip Hop Makers for Work Aimed at Children & Families

As part of a national consortium, we’re supporting a callout for Hip Hop artists to respond to the lack of Hip Hop focused dance work for children and families, as part of the 2021 Artists 4 Artists festival

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Artists 4 Artists is a festival of industry sharings, performances and workshops taking place online and live at The Place 21-24 October, and aims to educate and provoke debate about the future of UK Hip Hop dance theatre.

The callout we’re supporting asks UK Hip Hop artists to suggest ideas for Hip Hop based dance works for children and families. Successful applicants will receive seed funding to develop their ideas as well as an opportunity to see Kate Prince in action in a live open process rehearsal.

Responding to the lack of Hip Hop artists creating work for different audience demographics, this pitching session aims to commission two artists to undertake a research and development for a family show, with support from organisations experienced in producing family work. 

We want to hear about ideas for children’s shows that challenge the conventional stories currently presented to young children. We believe children’s works should have deep meaning and high-quality dance.

Can you put a Hip Hop spin on a classical children’s story? Or do you have a totally new concept to tell us about for a children’s show.

The Artists 4 Artists team and the partner programmers - of which we at South East Dance are one - will be able to arrange 1-1 appointments to talk more about how to collaborate.

The pitching will be an informal conversation with the Artists 4 Artists team and partners. This is the opportunity for you to present something live (if you wish) and for us to get to know you.

Artists 4 Artists have brought together partners who have been nurturing work for children to offer a package of support for Hip Hop makers new to this realm the chance to make a successful touring production.


Artists 4 Artists Festival

Artists 4 Artists is a festival of industry sharings, performances and workshops.

Thursday 21 Oct 2021
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Artists 4 Artists Festival

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