We curate a large programme of professional development projects throughout the year for dance artists. This page outline some of our regular projects. Sometimes, we work in partnership with organisations globally to deliver projects and programmes, supporting the creation and development of work to reach new audiences.

You can also find more opportunities or submit your own listing on our Artists' Opportunities page.

Featured Projects

Choreodrome - Our Summer Residency Project

A summer residency programme for dance makers with three or more years of professional experience. Selected artists receive up to two weeks' free studio space and a small commission, to help leverage other funding from sources such as Arts Council England. Artists are selected through an open call each year, listed in Artists' Opportunities. Visit this page to learn more about this years' artists.

Applications for Choreodrome will open December 2024.

Open Borders

A reflective and discursive programme helping dance artists transition from working as students to a professional context, facilitated by other independent artists. This is a free programme, available to early career dance artists.


A project supporting invited artists with work in development to expand their UK touring networks. This project is run in partnership with DanceXchange and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, with Yorkshire Dance, Dance City and Leeds Dance Partnership joining in 2020 for an online edition.

Resolution Workshops

A series of workshops for artists presenting work at our Resolution festival, offering support on choreography, marketing, lighting, technical and more.


We host a series of free resources for professional dance artists. Each session focuses on a range of topics aimed at developing current and future dance practices. All upcoming webinars are listed in What's On.

Work Place Artists

The Place’s associate artist programme for professional choreographers. Artists receive tailored support with access to commissions for new work, performance and curation opportunities, residencies at The Place, project and idea development, career mentoring, management and fundraising support, advice and more. Artists are selected through an open call every five years. Learn more about our current Work Place Artists.