Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW), the Lithuanian Culture Institute and the Lithuanian Embassy in the UK are collaborating to offer a Dance Artist or Company, based in, or with a direct connection to Lithuania the opportunity to become a Discovery Artist with us.


PDSW Discovery Artists

Being a Discovery Artist with PDSW enables us to get to know each other. We are curious about creating a supportive relationship with you, your work and exploring creative partnerships between Lithuania and the U.K. We want to assist you in developing your dance practice and we hope this programme will allow us to indulge in creative conversations inside and outside the studio. You may wish to explore new ideas, connect with British and Eastern-European communities or respond with creative outcomes and audience initiatives. This may help you further consider your practice or perhaps create new work for a professional context. Whatever your ambition, this is a testing ground and PDSW will be here to support you.


Lithuanian Culture Institute and Lithuanian Embassy in the UK

Juste Kostikovaite, the Lithuanian Culture Attache in the UK is working closely with the Lithuanian Culture institute, Arts Printing House and Dance information Centre in Lithuania. Together with the Lithuanian Culture Institute, the Lithuanian Culture Attache in the UK is pleased to announce this collaboration and support this project with hopes that this opportunity will trigger further dance development projects between the UK and Lithuania.



Application deadline: 5.00pm (U.K Time), Friday 14th September 2018 Response to successful applicants: Friday 21st September 2018 Residency dates: Wednesday 2nd – Tuesday 15th January 2019

The residencies will take place in early January 2019. Please let us know in your Expression of Interest if you are not available during this time or have preferred dates. There may be space available at PDSW at other times in the year but we cannot guarantee it. We will however do our best to accommodate any specific requests.

How to apply

Please email the following to

Full call out attached below in English and Lithuanian:

Discovery Open Call Lithuania Eng 2018-19

Discovery Open Call Lithuania 2018-19



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