Exim Dance Company are proud to offer an artist space scheme at our premises Oxford House Creative Hub.
This scheme offers free studio space for the duration of one year, to support local artists that may be looking to develop a new piece/pieces of work, undergo research and development period or even explore new practices that could help progress their career. Alongside this artist have access to mentoring from our Strategic Operations Lead and free CPD and Networking Opportunities throughout the year provided by Exim.
It’s important to us that we are offering opportunities to help support career development and profile the great versatility and creativity of arts and culture in our community.
This year’s 2023 – 2024 cohort is build of 10 artists/ companies across different art forms and practices including: dance and movement, theatre making, acting and directing, music, physical theatre and more!
Above Bounds Theatre
“We are thrilled to be awarded a place on the Studio Space Scheme 2023-2024. This will give us chance to have space to play, to gather together young people’s ideas and to experiment with new shows. Being able to gain space in the City we live and work in allows us to continue the connections that we have built with families and communities in the local area. We are grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to see what it brings”
Helen & Vicki, Above Bounds Theatre
“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to use the excellent spaces at OHCH. This news comes at the perfect time for me – I am excited to use the space to develop my practice as a professional dance and movement artist researcher. Alongside running Inner Motion Movement (@innermotionmovement) and facilitating the expansion planned for the company, I am currently writing my PhD in improvisation and have recently qualified as a yoga teacher, so a safe space local to home (Stonehouse resident and proud!) will help me to find and maintain a healthy life/work balance. I am excited to contribute as much as I can to the OHCH community through scratch nights and through running classes in the spaces and across Plymouth for the community to engage with.“
“I’m very excited to be able to access the beautiful space that is Oxford House Creative Hub for the next year. I’ve got a creative project that I’m really excited to start working on and I know this will be the ideal space to start ideas bubbling and creating work. Can’t wait to make new connections with the wider Oxford House community through scratch nights and other networking events as well!”
Danni and Christina
“Cristina and Danni are theatre makers living in Plymouth, who are interested in creating collaborative multimedia performances that incorporate movement, comedy, and music. They are delighted to successfully secure the Studio Space Scheme and are excited to explore and develop their practice at Oxford House.”
“I’m incredibly pleased to have a place on the space scheme for 23-24. Since my first encounter with the space and the team, Oxford house has become a vital hub of creativity. I’m very excited for what the next year brings.”
Fishwives Theatre Co.
“We are extremely excited to have been accepted onto this year’s Studio Space Scheme. After finishing our year-long programme, and successful run of our first show at Theatre Royal Plymouth, we were eager to continue on as a theatre company. This opportunity has enabled us to stick together and continue our creative practice, which we are very grateful for.”
“So excited and grateful to be part of the scheme. To chance to use the brilliant facilities at Oxford House is such a gift, really looking forward to playing and experimenting in those spaces and to looking for ways to collaborate with all the other artists too!”
Kane John Mills
“I’m thrilled to gain a place on the scheme as it will be great to have the space and platform to play and dig deeper into my creative and Access-related practice.
I can’t wait to discover what’s next for my research.”
“I am delighted to secure a spot within the Studio Scheme. Being a dance improviser, this opportunity grants me a secure space to deeply engage in ensemble performance practice, alongside my scientific inquiry into the nature of self-regulatory and relational skills in within the realm of dance. This dedicated focus time promises to be the catalyst for a new and exciting chapter in my practice.”
“We are delighted to be a part of the Oxford House Creative Hub studio space scheme, as it provides us with a unique opportunity to cultivate our creative vision of a collaborative and inspiring environment, fostering growth and innovation for new and aspiring artists to pursue their goals.”