Free Space for Artists

We are opening the doors of the Jamie Watton Creation Space here at The Dance Space, to artists looking for a little boost of free studio space in July. 

Anusha Subramanyam performing in the Jamie Watton Creation Space

During this rare period in the South East Dance calendar when things are quieter than usual, we are delighted to be able to offer Dance artists support with in-kind studio space.

This free space is open to dance artists at any stage of their career, who are not currently in receipt of funding and who haven’t received free space from South East Dance in the past Year (since July 2023).  Its ideal for artists who need a day or 2 of space and the freedom to work on projects, rehearse or develop practice without the pressure of an outcome. 

Dates are as follows and you can apply for as many dates as you’d like:

Mon 01 July (apply by Fri 28 June, 9am)

Tues 02 July (apply by Fri 28 June, 9am)

Fri 05 July (apply by Tues 2 July, 9am)

Mon 08 July (apply by Thurs 4 July, 9am)

Thurs 11 July (apply by Mon 8 July, 9am)

Fri 12 July (apply by Mon 8 July, 9am)

You can use the Jamie Watton Creation Space between 10am -5.30pm each day. Please note this is space only and includes use of a sound system but doesn’t include use of any additional technical facility. 


Names will be pulled from a hat. You will hear from us by midday on the day of the deadline. 

Apply here

By applying for this free space you will automatically be added to our mailing list to hear about other discounted late-space opportunities. Even if you are unable to take advantage of this offer, you can sign-up to the list here.

Some useful notes
Artists will be drawn at random. 
Rolling deadlines are in place, but you will hear if you are successful by 12noon on the deadline listed above.
The space is available from 10am-5.30pm
You can apply for more than one date
You can be based anywhere in the UK, but the residency offers space only (IE no production, travel accommodation etc). 

Please do get in touch with Linzi if you have any questions:


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