Academy Mews Dance Studios Youth Residencies

11 Jun 2021

Academy Mews Dance Studios, as part of the Camden and London community, is seeking to support more artists in the development and advancement of their creative journeys by creating a 2021 Artists Residency Programme.

Covid-19 has had a huge financial impact on the dance, music and theatre communities across the country as well as independent businesses like Academy Mews Dance Studios. By providing residency space, they hope to remove barriers for artists who cannot afford to hire the space they need. They will be providing space for 30 hours throughout the specified residency period, and free AMDS membership for 3 months once a final showcase has been held.

Artist’s residencies will culminate in a final showing of their work either in our Balcony Studio or Online shared on our website, depending on COVID guidelines. This will be an opportunity for showcasing their work in a professional space and to invite producers/agents or venue representatives, to hopefully find funding and future collaborators, and of course, make new contacts. AMDS will also provide support with media and publicity. You’ll also have an opportunity to have a feedback session from their team of artists and work with one of their resident mentors as well.

The programme began in January 2021, it has already supported young artist – April Gunawardena and one emerging artist- Chester Hayes. You can check out the work they have created in the time of residency on our website.

You can view their work and interview discussing their experience at Academy Mews here:

Applications are now open for third phrase of our residency and you can apply until 30 June 2021. Any young artists or young collective (up to 6 people) in the age group of 16-24 years are eligible to apply. They will consider applications from artists whose practice is focused on either of this discipline: dance, theatre or music. The residency will commence on 26 July and the showcase will happen in the first week of September.

Follow this link to apply: