Job titleMother dance artists
Job Description

Restoke are looking for 5 experienced dance artists who are also mothers to join us for an R&D (research and development) residency for our new project MOTHER. Taking place in Stoke-on-Trent, 8th– 12thof April 2019, and bringing together professional dancers, singers and a creative writer who are also mothers.

The aims of the residency are:

  • To use motherhood as the starting point for devising new collaborative work which will form the basis for a larger participatory project in the future.
  • To provide a nurturing environment for mother-dancers to absorb themselves in a creative process outside of the routines of their child-raising responsibilities.
  • To create new networks between artists who are balancing careers in the performing arts with raising children, identifying challenges and sharing this learning.

Restoke is an arts organisation who put the people of Stoke-on-Trent at the heart of our performance work. We produce performances in surprising locations – from pottery factories to a disused chapel, from swimming pools to a Working Mens club. We work with people in Stoke alongside professional artists in dance, music and spoken-word to co-create our performances and programmes which are driven by the stories, talents and commitment of those who take part.

We are looking to work with a diverse group of dance artists who have a high level of training, over 5 years experience of working professionally in performance or performance-making, based in the UK and with a range of motherhood experiences.

Dates: 8th– 12thApril 9.30-4.30 each day

Location: New Vic Theatre, Etruria Rd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0JG

For a full brief and how to apply please email

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 18thFebruary.

City / TownStoke-on-Trent
Rate / Salary£500 plus travel costs. We will also provide accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent and some meals.
Deadline for application18/02/2019
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