Maiden Voyage has been awarded Organisational Emergency Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Department for Communities for Resi-dance, a programme of seed commissions and creative practice development for NI-based dance artists during the Covid pandemic.

The opportunities provided by Resi-dance include;

A. Five Seed Commissions
Five seed commissions for five dance artists at various and pivotal stages of their careers to research and develop work in new contexts for future Covid-safe live presentation. These can include but are not limited to; outdoor urban environments, natural world, durational or installation-based performance or site responsive performance.
There is a maximum of up to £4000-£4500 for each commission development.

B. Dance Days
Opportunity for 5 other freelance dance artists to have two paid days to reflect on their shifting practice, ways of working, changing roles or training and development.
Five artists will receive 2 dance days each at £130 per day.

C. Intensives
A series of free discussions & training sessions open to the dance sector will be hosted in 2021. No application is necessary. Details to be released in early 2021.

To find out more about submitting please download the attached form:


Submission deadline is Wednesday 9 December at noon.