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 a research and development period or even explore new practices that could help progress their career. 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 2021-2022 cohort is built of 9 artists across different art forms, from somatics, dance, theatre, directing and more!
I am an early career theatre director with a passionate interest in bringing stories to life. I frequently use existing text as a basis for my work. Being part of the space scheme means I can create work without the financial worry of paying for space. Having this support is enabling me to be bolder in my practise, freeing me so I can play, experiment and create more.
“I am thrilled to hear that I have been awarded a place on the studio scheme. This opportunity will provide me with a professional space where I am able to continue to develop my skills and professional practice. I look forward to see what will emerge within the rehearsal space.”
Charlie Ranken & Bernadette Molton
“We are over the moon to be part of the Studio Space Scheme at Oxford House. What an amazing partnership to be involved in. A professional space to curate our ideas and watch them grow and development. We are so excited to be working together as dancer and poet and receive support from the scheme. Thank you, we can’t wait to get going.”
“I’m so excited to be offered a place on the Studio Space Scheme at Oxford House Creative Hub. The scheme is an amazing opportunity for me to kickstart the development of my newest performance piece called ‘BASKETCASE’. This is such wonderful news and I’m very much looking forward to moving and making it in a dance studio again, especially after the uncertainty of the last year.”
“I am pleased to have a place on the scheme so that I can utilise a creative space, develop my practice & understanding of performative practices, & to commit to the wonderful scratch nights that I am very much looking forward to.”
“I am delighted to have been given a place on OHCH’s Studio Space Scheme! After a year of so many restrictions, including physical space, I am excited to be venturing back into a studio setting and hope that it will help to rebuild and re-inspire my passion for moving. I’m hoping it will allow more opportunities for collaboration with other artists, particularly around the fields of Somatics, Movement Therapy and Contact Improvisation.”
“I’m so honoured to have a place on the Oxford House Studio Space Scheme. I’m looking forward to meeting the team and being in a supportive environment. It’s been so long since I’ve been in a studio and I can’t wait to get moving and making again.”
“I am really pleased and grateful to have been offered free space at Oxford House Creative Hub. This great opportunity will enable me to continue to choreograph, research and develop ideas and workshop these ideas on the older dancers I am working with this year on a new evolving project within my newly established dance company for older people’s dance performance: Passage Dance Company. The studio space scheme will give us a beautiful space to work in to evolve our ideas further. We can’t wait to get stuck in!”
“I am super delighted to have been selected as a dance artist on the OHCH Studio Space Scheme. I have always faced financial barriers in being able to afford studio space and time to properly invest in my practice.”