TDFS & Dance Base Residency Call Out

This residency provides artists with an opportunity to undertake creative exploration rooted in, or influenced by, traditional Scottish dance and culture.

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and Dance Base have come together on this because we know that traditional artists are interested in exploring their creative practice, and vice versa, contemporary artists are enthused to explore Scottish tradition. We believe tradition is an ever-changing and evolving thing and this residency aims to help make this evolution happen.

Residencies will be held at Dance Base between Monday 9 September and Friday 6 December 2019.

Residencies will be Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm daily.

The selected artist(s) will hold an open company class on Tuesday from 10am to 11.30am and on Friday at 4pm will hold an open sharing for the local community in order to continue to develop an audience and understanding in traditional Scottish performance practice.

There is a fee of £600.


  • Living in or with a base in Scotland
  • Working in traditional Scottish dance forms
  • Working in contemporary dance forms

To apply please download the application form below, and return to Helen McIntosh (Programmes Manager) at, along with CVs of those participating in the residency, where possible.

The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 22 April 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by Dance Base Artistic Director, Morag Deyes and Traditional Dance Network Co-ordinator, Michelle Brady.

Download Application Form