OPEN CALL: Regional Centre Salary for Dance Artists20.5.2022
PIRKANMAA DANCE CENTRE IS LOOKING FOR DANCE ARTISTS TO WORK FOR A REGIONAL CENTRE SALARY IN 2023
– Liikelaituri residencies for summer 2023 are also open for applications.
The Pirkanmaa Dance Centre in the Tampere region is looking for dance professionals: choreographers, dancers or dancemakers for 1 to 3 months.
PIRKANMAA DANCE CENTRE
The Pirkanmaa Dance Centre (PDC) is a regional expert in the free field of dance; an artistic and working community. It is one of the six regional dance centres in Finland. The values of the PDC are diversity and pluralism, cooperation and community-orientation, courage, openness, open-mindedness, and responsibility in dance. The main tasks of the PDC are to promote the regional and social availability and accessibility of dance and to improve the employment and working conditions of dance artists. The PDC maintains the rehearsal and performance space Liikelaituri in Tampere.
The PDC offers the applicants a fixed-term employment contract of 1 to 3 months, with tailored support for artistic work. In 2023, the regional centre salaries will be part of the following forms of PDC support; RADAR, ORIGINAL, and PARTIAL PRODUCTION GRANT. When applying for a regional salary, the applicant chooses the forms of support that would best support their work.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS FROM THE APPLICANT
The tasks will be based on the applicant’s own work plan, submitted in advance. In addition to artistic thinking, the position requires initiative, the ability to work independently, self-management skills, and a willingness to engage in open dialogue with the employer. The work consists of producing the dance artist’s own work, scheduling, finding and contacting the necessary collaborators, and presenting the different stages of the work on different platforms.
This is a personal employment contract with a monthly salary. It will make the work of the dance artist visible as part of the PDC’s activities and annual programme and its documentation.
Salary: € 2,500 to 3,600 depending on the applicant’s work experience. The PDC does not reimburse travel or accommodation expenses.
Place of work: Pirkanmaa; the exact place of work will be agreed with the artist.
The application period is from 16 May to 12 June 2022.
Applications must be submitted by 12 June 2022 at 11.59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Make sure that you have the attachments in a format (.pdf) that you can attach to the application form in good time.
Read the application guidelines and fill in the application form and its attachments.
Based on the work plan, the PDC expert group will invite some of the applicants for an interview. Based on the interviews, the expert group will propose the artists to be hired and the forms of support to be granted to the PDC Board.
For those who do not receive an invitation to an interview, a group sparring session will be organised. The group will reflect on the clarification of one’s own work and support the artists’ work further.
PDC OFFERS THE APPLICANT THE FOLLOWING GRANT FORMS
regional central salary, 1 month
For research and development work in the field of dance art, both in terms of movement as well as content and production. In addition to working independently, the aim is to work together with other dance artists selected for the RADAR grant. The working time includes individual and shared rehearsal slots at Liikelaituri, choreographic mentoring, performance/presentation of a demo created during the working time, and further development of the dance artist’s own work plan together with the Pirkanmaa Dance Centre.
Working time will be between weeks 4 and 9 (23 Jan to 5 Mar) in 2023. Three dance artists will be selected for a one-month employment period with the RADAR grant.
regional central salary, 1 to 3 months
The salary is for work as a dancer and dance creator alone or as part of a group according to the work plan. During the employment, the dance artist works according to a work plan, producing a work, demo, or other presentation of their own work. A separate workspace allowance can be applied for at Liikelaituri, which allows the use of the Liikelaituri facilities free of charge.
PARTIAL PRODUCTION GRANT
The grant is awarded to a working group for the production and performance of a dance work. The partial production grant includes a maximum of 4 months of regional centre salaries and can be distributed to 2 to 4 dance artists. In addition, the working group receives financial production support for the work as well as support for pre-production and post-production, information, and marketing. If necessary, the group will also have access to artistic mentoring from the PDC Executive Director. In addition, the group can apply for a workspace allowance; free use of the Liikelaituri facilities for 1.5 months (50 to 150 h/month according to a separate agreement). The PDC acts as the co-producer of the work, with the working group having overall responsibility for the production.
The person in charge of the working group acts as the applicant.
The Liikelaituri residency is a workspace grant where Liikelaituri will be made available to a dance artist or working group free of charge for 2 to 3 weeks, 4 to 6 h / day in June and July 2023. As part of the residency, the selected artists will present themselves publicly as they wish during their residency. The residency does not cover salary, travel, or accommodation costs.
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APPLICATION INFO 27 May 2022 AT 11.00 am in Zoom
An opportunity to ask questions and discuss the ongoing application process. Join in using the link below. No prior registration is needed.