Turn 2024 — call for proposals - NOW CLOSED

TURN PRIZE returns in 2024

We are delighted to announce that a commission of £4000 will be available to one artist/company selected from Turn 2024.

The Turn Prize will be selected from the works presented in Turn 2024, by a panel representing hÅb, Company Chameleon + Project Auske and Dance Consortia NW. It will be for new work, or development of work currently at R&D stage, by North West based dancemaker(s) where the panel recognises clear potential for onward development and distribution. 
Supported by Dance Consortia North West using public funds from Arts Council England and supported by Company Chameleon and hÅb.

TURN 2024

Fri 22 March, and Fri 15 March if demand permits (public performances)
Sat 23 March (artist day)
at Company Chameleon Studios, Manchester, M11 1PU
www.turnmcr.org | #TurnMcr

Turn, Greater Manchester's open call dance platform is back in a new home — Company Chameleon Studios — and this time things will be a little different. We plan to be working in just the one studio, and Turn 2024 will take place on Friday 22 March… and Friday 15 March in case of extra demand.

North West* dancers and dance-makers (aged 18+) are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works-in-progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this annual event. To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2023 programme + gallery.

Proposal Deadline: Friday 2 February 2024, 5pm.

Turn 2024:
An open submission dance platform for North West* dancers and dance-makers on Fri 22 March, and possibly Fri 15 March:
● short finished pieces of work;
● excerpts or extracts of longer works;
● works-in-progress;
Plus an artist day on Sat 23 March.

Turn in 2024 will include:
one or two evenings of public performances on Fri 22 March, and Fri 15 March if demand permits;
followed by an artist day incorporating a workshop or masterclasses and feedback sessions on Sat 23 March from 2pm.

Proposals should be for pieces with some live presence, 20 minutes maximum for show-type work, technically simple, adaptable to quick turnarounds, and suitable for showing alongside other pieces.
We are looking for dance in any form which uses the artists' creativity, has strong concept, original choreography, and professional aspiration.
We welcome work which explores forms beyond Contemporary — including radical re-imaginings of classical non-western and urban formsand we are particularly interested in contemporary work which explores the boundaries between dance and Live Art.
Priorities are for high quality and exciting dance-based work by North West* artists, which has not been seen in Greater Manchester before.

Turn aims to be:
● a public micro-festival and open submission platform;
● an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer-review work;
● an artist networking event;
● and is open to North West England* dancers and dance-makers, aged 18+

*North West England consists of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside; does NOT include Yorkshire or Derbyshire.

To apply to Turn 2024:
1. Please read the venue's space information; and the info document below;
2. Complete and submit the proposal + monitoring forms;
(Direct form links: https://forms.gle/DaXVsFN1JbyuF6K88 + https://forms.gle/fcWULG119NkveMq49)
3. Include a short compulsory video submission — upload to your own YouTube/Vimeo or similar page, and include the link in the proposal form; alternatively send via www.wetransfer.com (or similar) to turn@habmcr.org
Video should be short (max 10 mins) and does not have to be high quality or edited but should give a feel of the work you are proposing — i.e. rehearsal footage or a video sketch of ideas and style.
NB we'd appreciate if everyone could use the online form; if you have significant difficulties please contact turn@habmcr.org for an offline version.
Closing Deadline: Friday 2 February 2024, 5pm.

We advise you complete the proposal form while logged into Google so you can save and edit. Otherwise you will need to complete at one sitting so please copy and paste the longer elements from another document.
Turn 2024 will offer an honorarium of up to £300 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.
NB we would expect solo works to require a lower level of honorarium than a group piece.
There will be a technical meeting for ALL lead artists on Saturday 2 March 2024 (afternoon/evening, in person or remotely).
Enquiries: turn@habmcr.org | www.turnmcr.org | #TurnMcr

Turn 2024 is presented by Word of Warning + Company Chameleon at Company Chameleon Studios; produced by hÅb; supported by Company ChameleonDance Consortia NWProject Auske, and using public funding by Arts Council England.