Wildfire Rising Bristol

Wildfire Rising is an artist development programme that aims to remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting Global Majority Dance Artists to make way for the rising of their artistry, representation and development.

Associate Artists

As part of the Wildfire Rising programme, Movema will support three dance artists from the Bristol area who are from the Global Majority* through a new paid Associate Artist role.

*By ‘global majority’ we mean people from communities that experience racial inequality. ‘Global majority’ may refer to people who identify as Black, Asian, Brown, Latinx, dual-heritage, of multiple ethnic heritage, indigenous to the global south, and /or have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, ethnicity and/or their culture.

Apply to be an Associate Artist

The Associate Artist programme, which runs from May 2024 to the end of January 2025, comprises of a bursary for your bespoke training and development, supported by regular cohort coaching and shared learning, project management support, and access support where required.

We are looking for:
  • One artist with an interest in developing their practice with Children and Young People
  • A female artist with an interest in developing their practice with vulnerable communities. *This role will potentially have the opportunity to work in women’s only spaces through our partnership projects, so we are recruiting a female artist for this position
  • One Wildcard, self-nominated practice focus
Each Wildfire Rising Bristol Associate Artist will receive:
  • A bursary of £1200 for your artistic development, to be spent on for eg. artistic mentor, classes, go-sees, networking
  • Three half day cohort coaching sessions paid at £100 each
  • One final sharing event payment of £200
    There will also be options for additional paid teaching work with Movema, paid invitations to join Movema’s Equality, Inclusion and Diversity conversation hours and free access to Movema classes.
To Apply:

• Complete the online application form here: Google Form
• OR answer the same questions by email to: katy@movema.co.uk
• OR answer the same questions in a short video or audio file and send to: katy@movema.co.uk
• Please complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form here: Google Form
• The application form questions can be downloaded as a PDF here

If you require this information in a different format, or If you have any queries, or would like an informal discussion, please email katy@movema.co.uk

Application Dates

Deadline for submission: 5pm, Friday 12 April 2024
Notifications: 19th April 2024
Interviews will be held on: 23 & 24 April 2024
Programme commences: May 2024, date by agreement
Programme finishes: End of January 2025