Dance, Body and the Environment – 4x4Lab

Announcing 4x4LAB: “dance, body & the environment”, opportunities for dance artists & choreographers 19-28 March 2014. Applications now being taken!

Bodysurf Scotland is pleased to offer ten full bursary places to Scottish-based dance artists & choreographers on the unique & challenging intensive 4x4LAB. 

Exploring themes of dance, body & the environment, the 4x4LAB programme is aimed at artists interested in working in non-theatre based locations & challenging environmental contexts. Created in response to the pressing need to evolve our relationship with the natural environment, 4x4LAB is a ten day residential research & development programme split between Findhorn & the Isle of Eigg. The LAB collaborator on the Isle of Eigg will be Eigg-box that, like Bodysurf Scotland, is a social enterprise aiming to be an eco-aware, cultural hub.

Up to ten supported places will be set aside for Scottish-based artists/partnerships. Additional places will be available on an open application basis for self-supported UK & international artists. 

Successful artists will receive accommodation, meals & travel between Eigg & Findhorn, as well as benefiting from local expert environmental knowledge support & the opportunity to work with mentor Jennifer Monson of iLand.

Proposals for 4x4LAB should be in the form of a 500 word statement outlining:
i. Why you would like to take part in 4x4LAB.
ii. How you would approach developing your practice during the ten days.
iii. What you would hope to achieve through participating in 4x4LAB.
iv. What you could bring to the project, place & community.

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2013. 4×4 LAB is supported by Creative Scotland through the Creative Futures programme. For more information please contact Simon on


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