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Job titleDance and new music Short Film Commission
EmployerNational Dance Company Wales
Job Description

Following the success of the first two series of Plethu/Weave, our collaborative short-film project that fused poetry and dance, NDCWales is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tŷ Cerdd (Music Centre Wales) to commission 5 new films working with music creators.

Tŷ Cerdd (Music Centre Wales) are issuing calls to music-creators of African descent living and working in Wales as part of a collaboration with the Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel. affricerdd, a strand of Tapestri, is a new initiative (funded by Arts Council of Wales’s Connect & Flourish programme) to create a living musical archive of the people, languages and communities of Wales. National Dance Company Wales are commissioning dance artists from any discipline to work in collaboration with these 5 music-creators to make original short films or music videos, and as always, encourage artists who typically experience discrimination in the sector to apply.

Plethu: affricerdd

5 dance artists will be matched with 5 music-creators to collaborate on a short film or music video of up to 5 minutes’ duration, this will include a self-managed 4-week collaboration period culminating in the creation of a film to be released by NDCWales and Tŷ Cerdd on their websites and social media channels.

Fee: £1,000 per artist
This fee must also cover associated costs e.g. costume, location fees or further performers but an additional bursary of up to £250 each is available towards recording / videography costs.

How to Apply:

Dance artists
Submissions by email saoirse@ndcwales.co.uk  must include:

  • Name / age / address / email address A paragraph on why this opportunity interests you.
  • A paragraph about your practice and your dance experience to date.
  •  Video applications (as opposed to written) are also welcomed – just attach your video (maximum 5 minutes) covering bullet points above to your email

·        NB: applicants must be available for the group kick-off group session – Tuesday 7 September 11am
Music-creators
Submissions by email to enquiries@tycerdd.org must include:

  • Name / age / address / email address (you must be of African descent to be eligible for this opportunity)
  • A paragraph on why this opportunity interests you
  • 2 links to your music (nb: any style or scale of music; does not need to be professionally recorded)
  • Video applications (as opposed to written) are also welcomed – just attach your video (maximum 5 minutes) covering bullet points above to your email
  • NB: applicants must be available for the group kick-off group session Tuesday 7 September 11am
GALLERY

Timeline

  • Submissions deadline: Monday 23 August, 10am
  • Successful applicants informed: w/b 31 August
  • Group kick-off session: Tuesday 7 September, 11am

Selection panels

Plethu: affricerdd
Music-creators selection

Dance-artists selection

Queries
If you have a query or would like to discuss your application, please contact:

City / TownWales
Region
Rate / Salary£1000
Deadline for application23/08/2021
Date of Audition
Web linkhttps://ndcwales.co.uk/plethu-affricerdd-commision