Tramway Call Out: Remote Residencies

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 in News, Performance

Submit your Expression of Interest by Friday 4 December

Tramway is pleased to announce our Remote Residencies programme, a call out to Scotland based artists working in the fields of dance or contemporary performance with a desire to collaborate and participate in a virtual/online international exchange. Offering a context for artists to test pilot solutions to developing their work across borders whilst COVID 19 continues to reduce international mobility.

We are accepting proposals from a team of two artistic collaborators who would like to work together remotely between January and March 2021. The lead applicant must be a dance, live art or contemporary performance artist based in Scotland who would like to collaborate with an artist or creative practitioner based internationally. 

We anticipate supporting up to 3 Remote Residency Applications.  Residencies must take place between January and March 2021. Collaborators will be in control of how their virtual alliance is directed, the areas explored, and the outcomes they would like to achieve.
We fully anticipate that the majority of our potential applicants will be working at reduced capacities, and with limited access to resources. There is no expectation of highly polished outcomes but we would be keen that your experience of this remote transaction is shared somehow in a way that feels appropriate. This may include but is not limited to brief; blog posts/reflections, moving image, audio works, virtual sharings (live or pre-recorded), artist to artist conversations. Anything that can be disseminated digitally and open up our understanding of artist to artist working within the digital sphere.

Fee: Each residency has a fee of £1400. (We imagine this will cover 1 week of R+D fee plus shared content creation at £700 x 2 collaborators). 

To apply please send an ‘Expression of Interest’ covering the following points outlined below. ‘Expressions of Interest’ can take the form of either a cover letter, voice note or a video recording. They should be no longer than 500 words/3mins in length.  Proposals should allow us to comprehend how you might approach this opportunity, what you hope to gain from it and why virtual collaboration is of particular interest at this moment in time.

Proposals should include: 
*Brief description of your practice, how you would like to approach the online residency, and who you would like to collaborate with internationally. This could include a CV, personal statement or a link to a website.
*Aims and objectives of the project and how it will be mutually beneficial for those involved. 
* Timeline. 
* Plans for sharing/evaluating or documenting your residency.

Deadline:  ‘Expressions of Interest’ should be emailed with the subject title ‘Remote Residency’ to by 5pm on Fri 4th Dec 2020.  
Applicants will be notified if they have been successful by Fri 11th Dec 2020. Projects will be expected to take place at some point between January and March 2021.  If you have any further questions or need any support in preparing your proposal please email 

We encourage proposals from applicants with specific access needs and we are happy to work with you to the best of our ability to help with both the application process and to realise your idea. 
Tramway recognises there has been systemic exclusion within the arts sector and is striving to put equity at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to increasing the diversity of people working in performance and especially welcome applications from those who identify as having characteristics currently under-represented. This includes black people and people of colour, disabled people, individuals identifying as LGBTQI, those with parental/caring responsibilities and people from working-class backgrounds.  We particularly recognise that Black artists and artists of colour have been historically under-represented in Tramway’s programme and are working to change this.