The Application Process

We’ll be accepting applications by a short Google form, from Monday 17 January until Friday 18th February 2022.

In March, we’ll begin the selection process and invite approximately ten applicants to interview with a panel. If successful, you’ll be given the opportunity to pitch ideas of how you’ll use the time and resources provided by the programme.

Finally, four Associate Artists will be selected to work with us and together we’ll create a plan for how to utilise the opportunity.

It’s important to note this isn’t the only way in which DanceEast supports and works with artists. If you want to know more then please sign up to one of our drop in sessions where you’ll be able to meet the team and ask questions. In addition, you can also join us for our online launch event to hear more from our team and former Associates.

Key Dates

16 Dec 2021 1-2pm Drop In Session

12 Jan 2022 6-7pm Drop In Session

17 Jan 2022 Applications Open for 5 weeks

w/c 17 Jan 2022 Online Launch Event

18 Feb 2022 Applications close

Mar 2022 Panel shortlisting and 10 artists invited to interview

Mar 2022 6-7 artists invited to pitch

Mar 2022 Decisions made and artists informed

April 2022 New Associate Artists begin their 3 year programme with DanceEast.


Applications open on 17 January 2022. In the meantime, you can prepare by clicking here to download the application questions in advance.

When you write or film your application, make sure you think about the following things:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Associate Artists Programme, please come along to a drop in session in either January or December. Alternatively, you can email us at


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