20 Days for 20 years!

2018 is a celebration of 20 years of Déda in our wonderful Chapel Street home in Derby

To mark this anniversary and our continued support to artist development, we are offering 20 days of free studio space to artists, companies and producers across the UK and internationally.

Below you will find a short application form for use of the space, which includes details of spaces available, and the dates and time that these spaces can be used. Déda is a unique venue offering sprung floors, circus rigging and a fully equipped theatre, which can support a variety of artistic disciplines.

We are interested in supporting the following:

  1. Artists/Companies/Producers who are based internationally or in the UK.
  2. Artists/Companies/Producers who are exploring dance, circus or outdoor arts practices and work for all ages.
  3. Small to midscale works that are still ideas or early developments.
  4. Small to midscale works that are in final creation or development stages or are preparing for touring.
  5. The research and development of new projects/productions/shows that may not develop into finished productions and are simply testing ideas and exploring new boundaries
  6. Work that is looking at the CrossingOver of Dance and Contemporary Circus practices.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer any financial support towards the residencies. We envisage that we will select between 8 - 12 artists/companies/producers who will be allocated a minimum of 20 hours of space each over the specified period.

To apply, please fill out the application form and return this to Déda’s Creative Producer Phil Hargreaves by Monday 2 April 2018, 12.00pm: p.hargreaves@deda.uk.com

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Phil directly.


Deadline for Submissions:                              2 April 2018 – 12.00pm        

Notification to successful applicants:             3 May 2018