Out of the Studio is an opportunity for emerging choreographers to develop new ideas and a platform to present a new work to audiences in a theatre context.


Applications are now open - Apply here

DirtyFeet provides:

- 3 weeks of studio space (Monday - Friday 7 - 26 September) at FORM Dance Projects in Parramatta and/or Readymade Works, Ultimo NSW;

- A presentation over 2 nights on 25 and 26 September at East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. The presentation will involve a Q&A, minimal production values such as simple lighting with a theatre capacity of 70 people per night;

-Because of the philosophy behind Out of the Studio, there is no set length that the work needs to be. Each choreographer will be given 30 mins of stage time that can include presentation of the work, explanations, discussion, followed by a 15 minute Q and A.

- The choreographer with a fee of $940 per week;

- 1 - 4 dancers or other collaborators (to be negotiated) with a fee of $882.80 per week each;

- A budget of up to $200 to spend on your work eg. for props/costumes/projector/music;

- A mentor to offer guidance at 3 points of contact (a $300 stipend for the mentor will be provided);

- Photographic documentation;

- Video documentation;

- A Producer, administrative support, marketing, production and technical support.


Guidelines/selection criteria:

- The project should be solidly based in contemporary dance practices and can include collaborations with artists from other disciplines;

- Emerging choreographer;

- The artists involved should be NSW-based artists, or artists who have a demonstrated practice in NSW.

Important information:

- Applications must be received by midnight 30 March 2020.

- Please note there is only one round of submissions for Out of the Studio 2020.

- The successful applicant will be notified by 27 April 2020.

- Selection will be made by a panel of industry experts

- We encourage you to contact Elle Evangelista to discuss your project [email protected]



The program made its debut in 2014 with choreographers Rob McCredie and Sarah-Vyne Vassallo and continued in 2015 with works presented from choreographers Rhiannon Newton  and Rosslyn Wythes. In 2016 new works were created by Brianna Kell and Ivey Wawn and in 2017, Thomas E.S.Kelly and Matt Cornell created new works. 2018 new works were created by Sara Black and Lucky Lartey. 2019 artists Emma Harrison and Callum Mooney premiered their works in development at Brand X. 

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT DANCE ORGANISATION SUPPORTING EARLY CAREER DANCERS, CHOREOGRAPHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITY.

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