Call out for Dance City’s annual commissions 2022/23 programme is now open!

Where: Dance City, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-wide

When: Throughout 2022/23

Deadline for applications: Thursday 20 January

The overall budget for the 2022-2023 Dance City Commission is up to £40,000. The three commission strands are as follows:
• Full Production
• Early-Stage Work
• Charlotte Grant Early Career Award

All strands are open to all artists/companies, regardless of whether you have applied for or received a commission from us previously. The funds are not available to Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs). Across the three commission strands we actively encourage applications from artists who self-identify as black, Asian, ethnically diverse, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, neurodiverse, disabled and mature (ten years plus of professional practice). We define dance in this context as all styles and genres of movement focused work, including aerial and circus arts.

Applications for the Full Production and Early-Stage Work Commissions are welcome from across the UK.

The Charlotte Grant Early Career Award Commissions are exclusively for artists who are from, who studied at undergraduate level or above, or who are based in the North and North East of England. The lead applicant must show their connections and commitment to developing the North and North East dance sector.

How to apply: Visit our website to find out more and complete an expression of interest form.

Contact details: Please contact Alex Anslow at with any queries.

For further information, please visit

For more OPEN CALLS, please visit