The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) – an advocacy and membership body, a venue, a publisher and an archivist for England's indigenous folk arts – has opened applications for a new scheme that offers creative residencies at its headquarters in Cecil Sharp House.
The residencies are open to artists, from any discipline, who want to create a new piece of work exploring English folk traditions, and EFDSS is particularly keen to hear from those who are 'interested in exploring the potential of working cross-genre, cross-arts, or cross-culture to create work that has the potential to go on tour'.
Artists awarded residencies will have use of the rehearsal spaces at Cecil Sharp House, a grant of up to £2000, performance space for sharing the results of the residency, and support/guidance on future development of the work.
The residencies will run between September 2012 and March 2013. Deadline for applications is 30 June 2012. For application details see here.