Visiting Artists

Applications for our Visiting Artist Programme 2025-26 will open in June 2025. Please signup to our artist newsletter here for latest updates.

We believe the best way to get to know artists is to see them at work. Our Visiting Artist programme provides the opportunity to spend a week at our venue. Artists can design their week with us in ways that are best suited for them. Whether artists are interested in exploring new ideas in the studio, in meeting with our creative team for production advice, or in exchanging practice with fellow artists, we are there to support as much (or as little) as needed.  

Visiting Artists are invited to connect with us and our communities in ways that are most helpful for them in their journey of discovery. Be it work-in-progress sharings or social media takeovers, we work with artists to find ways for others to gain unique insight into their work. There are no set outcomes to deliver, only potential opportunities for artists and their ideas to meet people. 

We welcome applications from artists at any stage of their career. There are two open calls per year and we will select two artists for each callout (one from the South West and one from anywhere in England). 

Visiting Artists

Divija Mellaly

Divija Melally is a trained contemporary and Indian classical dancer, graduated from Bath Spa University, with BA (Hons) Dance, dedicated to the arts, and spreading the intricate nuances of dance through performance, teaching, and choreography. She has completed a 2-year […]

Effie Mcguire Ward

Effie undertakes work as a performer, choreographer and teacher across community dance, educational and professional settings. Her performance roles have included working with Shobana Jeyasingh, Rosemary Lee, and Stopgap Dance Company. Her current co-creation and performance projects include collaborating with Luminelle […]

Luke Birch

Luke began training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and completed his BA Hons degree at Laban. In 2009 he joined post graduate dance company Edge at London Contemporary Dance School. Professionally he has performed for a variety of […]

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