Digital Labs: beginner managers of dance companies

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Digital Labs
Location: Online
Deadline: 30 November 2021 at 15:00 Kyiv time
Organiser: House of Europe

There is not much to choose from if you aspire to master dance company management in Ukraine: there is a single faculty in a single university. If you are not ready to commit yourself to four years studying theory, hop on a Digital Lab. 

In nine days, you will learn how to manage a successful organisation and direct modern performances. The Lab covers funding, promotion, location scouting, and performance booking, exploring the experience of managers of well-known ballets, studios, and festivals from the EU, UK, and Ukraine. Experts will share case studies and help you design the development plan for your own dance company. 

The Lab will run from 8 till 16 February 2021. We invite translators: you will communicate with foreign experts fluently. 

Carefully study the application guidelines and join the Digital Lab to start your successful project. 

What do I get?
  • A development plan, turning your idea into a well-working ballet, festival, or dance studio
  • 10+ lectures about effective business processes, directing successful dance performances, and collaborating with artists and organisations from the EU and the UK
  • 10+ hours of personal mentoring sessions with managers, choreographers, and dancers, where you will ask them whatever you find interesting and necessary 
  • A chance to win a stipend on further development — up to EUR 500. You can spend it on projects, courses, books, and other things that advance you professionally
Can I apply?

We welcome professional dancers dreaming about starting their dance studio, niche festival, or contemporary ballet. 

To apply, you need:

  • Strong motivation to learn more about management to start your dance company 
  • Interest in cooperation with dancers from the EU and the UK
  • At least three years of professional experience in contemporary dance
  • Ukrainian citizenship
  • To be at least 18 years old
What do I need to apply?
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers or professionals in the field of contemporary dance
  • Scan of the first page of your passport
How do I apply?

Please apply via our online platform

Before completing the application form, check the application guidelines for more details on the programme, questions from the application form, and other information helpful to draft a successful application. 

Good to know
  • You can only apply individually. You cannot submit an application in a team.
  • You can only submit one application within one open call. If unsuccessful, do not get upset: you can apply again for the next open call or go for another opportunity from the House of Europe catalogue of opportunities

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