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We Move – Hip Hop Dance Leadership Programme

Are you a hip hop dance creative or producer looking to raise your game and elevate the art form to the next level?

We Move is here to give you the tools to be a future leader of hip hop dance in theatre.

Created by the hip hop community for the hip hop community, We Move is a free 9-month leadership development programme tailored to your needs. It offers essential producing and industry skills, one-to-one mentoring and coaching, plus the chance to pitch for professional development bursaries and paid work placements in the arts sector. Participants will form a close peer network and have direct access to the UK’s leading hip hop dance organisations. Please note this programme is designed for creatives or producers with at least 5 years experience in the hip hop dance sector. This is not an artistic development programme.

We want to support and invest in the future leaders of hip hop dance; the people who will innovate, develop and produce authentic work that evolves the reach of the art form; who aspire to best represent community and culture; and who want to be the voice of change in the arts sector.

We Move, is a consortium of nine leading hip hop dance companies and organisations. At this time of explosive art form growth, Artists4Artists, Avant Garde Dance, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, East London Dance, Impact Dance, Uchenna Dance, University of East London and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company have joined forces to co-design this training and support programme to develop hip hop producers and creatives who are passionate about raising the profile of hip hop theatre, as future dance leaders.

Key Dates and Commitments:

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Apr, 2020 – Intensive 1
Sat 9 May, 2020 – Industry Skills Workshop 1
Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jun, 2020 – Intensive 2
Sat 18 Jul, 2020 – Industry Skills Workshop 2
Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sep, 2020 – Intensive & Industry Skills Workshop 3
Sat 17 Oct, 2020 – Industry Skills Workshop 4
Fri 27 & Sat 28 Nov, 2020 – Intensive 4

Sessions will run on the above dates between 10am-6pm in locations across London. To apply please read the application pack carefully and then complete the online form here. Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 13 March 2020.

Applications will go through a shortlisting process with all consortium members and the 10 successful applicants will be notified of their place on the course by Friday 27 March 2020.
Please read the application pack for a full list of what we are looking for in applicants.

We Move is committed to diversifying the arts sector. We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled people.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about your application, or need any access or technical support please contact East London Dance on: office@eastlondondance.org or call 020 8279 1050 and ask for Amy Welch.

We Move is funded by an Arts Council England Transforming Leadership grant. Transforming Leadership aims to ensure arts and cultural leaders are appropriately skilled and from diverse backgrounds to support the continued growth and long-term sustainability of the sector. Read more here.

Apply by midday, Friday 13 March 2020.