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Blank Space is an invitation to all Midlands-based dance practitioners/artists to use our studio spaces in Birmingham and Nottingham free of charge.

What is Blank Space?

Blank Space is a no-strings, minimal conditions offer, just FREE space to support professional artists and their work.

Birmingham – Mondays & Fridays, 12:30pm & Tuesdays, 2:30pm

Nottingham – Mondays, 9am & 12:30pm and Fridays, 11:30am & 2:30pm

Who can use the space?

A professional dance artist or practitioner, aged 18 and over living in Midlands.

Terms of use

Blank Space usage can include but is not limited to:

  • rehearsals or practice
  • dance research
  • devising a dance workshop
  • preparing for an audition.

Blank Space should not be used for:

  • delivery of a class/workshop
  • commercial/paid activity
  • anything advertised to the public
  • anything with non-professional attendees
  • anything that invites an audience
  • groups of 6 people or more.

What is available? 

  • 2 & half-hour session
  • Amplified sound
  • Access to the Changing Room & Showers
  • WiFi

More information about our studios can be found here

What is not available? 

  • Storage space for technical equipment/props etc.
  • Use of any technical equipment/resources (although hires can be arranged)
  • Use of set, props and materials that require cleaning after use of the space.

We ask that everyone who uses this space leaves it as they find it and vacate it at end of their booked slot as other artists might use it after them.

Using the studio

Studio users must not wear outdoor shoes, stiletto shoes or black-soled trainers in order to prevent damage to the studio floor. See full Terms & Conditions for details.

If you have any questions please contact a member of staff.


If you have any access requirements that you would like additional support with, please get in contact and we will discuss how to best accommodate your needs.

Studio Access information


Booking in advance is required and the dates will be published onwards for two weeks ahead of the date.

Please note: this is an opportunity available for everyone, so please only book the space you can commit to at the time of booking.

In the case that you turn up 15 minutes late, your booking will be released. If you do not turn up to a booking or will not use the space for the full duration of the booking more than 3 times with no notification, you will no longer be able to access this opportunity


If you need to cancel, please call as soon as you are able to let us know so that it can be made available to others – 0121 667 6730, or email

PLEASE NOTE: In the case that you do not turn up to a booking more than 3 times with no notification, you will no longer be able to access this opportunity.

Book your place below

Blank Space – Nottingham

Mon 4th Mar 2024 to Mon 11th Mar 2024, various times

Venue: iC4C

Location: Nottingham

Blank Space – Birmingham

Mon 4th Mar 2024 to Tue 12th Mar 2024, various times

Venue: FABRIC Studios

Location: Birmingham