Visiting Artists


Every Summer PDSW provides studio space and the support of its team to a number of Visiting Artists. Visiting Artists can explore their practice, test out new ideas or develop work for touring. There is no expectation for a finished piece, but plenty of time for conversation and creativity! The Visiting Artists scheme is a way to introduce your work to the PDSW team in a low pressure way. There is an open call for this opportunity every January.  In March and April 2021 independent dancer/choreographer Jazz Gritt and outgoing Company in Residence Ella Mesma joined PDSW staff Zannah Chisholm and Jeanette Hinton to select this year’s Visiting Artists as well as the Company in Residence.

Visiting Artists for 2021-22 are: Kwame Asafo-Adjei, Jasmine Chiu, Amy Foskett, Daisy Harrison, Daniel Pheung, Lauren Stewart and Stuart Waters.

Visiting Artists of 2020-21 were: Chris Andrews, Emilie Barton, Marie-Louise Flexen, Sam Gilroy, Vicki Hearne, Rachel Pedley and Caroline Reece.

We’re also delighted to have hosted Cohan Collection Lab each summer since 2018 and though in 2020 they had to move online we hope to host them again soon.

Artists who have an established relationship with us may also visit at other times of the year as part of an ongoing conversation.

Applications are now closed for our Visiting Artists and Company in Residence schemes 2021 – 22.

Please check here in January 2022 for our next open call.


See how we have been working with artists during lockdown.

Vibrotactile Dance - A 10 Day R&D (and what we learned!)
In Conversation with Director of Ella Mesma Company, Ella Mesma & Jeanette Hinton from PDSW
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