Evolution

Evolution is a three year artist-led programme supporting professional dance development and enabling Oxfordshire-based dance artists to develop their careers and artistic practice.

Evolution is an Arts Council England funded three year artist-led programme supporting professional dance development and enabling Oxfordshire-based dance artists to develop their careers and artistic practice (supported by Oxford City Council). One of the key strands of Evolution is:

Artists’ development & sustainable practice – ODF will offer three tiers of financial support which will respond to the needs of individual artists (e.g. mentoring, specialist training or equipment, specific production-related costs or an outside eye / dramaturg etc). Each tier has a different selection criteria and decisions will be made by a panel consisting of ODF members alongside representation from our partners. Proposals will need to demonstrate how the support would benefit the artist/company within the overall ODF framework and objectives for Evolution, and in line with their own career development. Artists will also be expected to engage with sharing their learning outcomes with the wider ODF network:

Tier 1:-      £0 – £499 (approx 9 awards per year)

Tier 2:-      £500 – £799 (approx 3 awards per year)

Tier 3:-      £800 – £1.5k (approx 2 awards per year) – Applicants for Tier 3 will need to have a significant performance or R&D output for this strand, and will ideally have other income (expected or confirmed) to match or achieve 50% of the overall costs. (This can be cash or in-kind)

For application forms and more information email evolutionoxford@gmail.com

 

Dates and Deadlines for Evolution 2018 (also Culture Fund dates)

Round 1 – Opens: Wed 7 February – Deadline: Wed 7 March – Decision due: Fri 23 March

Round 2 – Opens: Wed 6 June 2018 – Deadline: Weds 4 July 2018 – Decision due: Fri 20 July

Round 3 – Opens on Wed 19 September 2018 – Deadline: Wed 17 October 2018 – Decision due: Fri 2 November

Travel Bursaries

There are roughly 12 awards of up to £50 per year for which there is no deadline. Applications can be made at any time via e-mail to Claire Thompson – Chair of the ODF steering group (cthompson@oxford.gov.uk) and must:-

  • Clearly outline the nature of travel
  • Include details of dance related activities
  • Outline any potential impact / benefit for the wider professional dance community in Oxfordshire.

MINUTES OF Extraordinary meeting 26 July