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We invite interest from independent artists/collectives (not NPOs) working in dance, movement and choreography and who are based in the Midlands seeking in-kind studio space for the development of their creative practice.

See the tabs below for details of the offer, the selection process and how to register interest

Key Information


FABRIC in Birmingham and Nottingham

Space availability*

Weekdays, Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm  

January – July, September – December (closed for Christmas) 

*Subject to availability  

Space allocation

5 days is the maximum number of days per individual residency. This does not need to be 5 consecutive days; however, artists are expected to use the space for the whole day (10am – 5pm) 

Activity supported

Research and development – space for independent dance artists and the development of their creative practice  

Application deadline

Decisions are made four times a year. Please see the selection process section tab for details and deadlines.

Selection Criteria

  • Your activity must resonate with FABRIC’s Curatorial Statement
  • You are an independent artist working in dance, movement or choreography
  • You are based in (and currently living) in the Midlands 
  • You are 18+ 
  • You are not a full-time (undergraduate / Masters) student 
  • You are not currently in negotiation with FABRIC about another residency or artist support (this excludes 4Squares and Blank Space) 
  • The activity you are proposing is self-funded, or is funded through other resources/funding* 
  • Your activity will use our standard studio set-up. Please find details here

*No studio space can be held until any required funding is secured.

Selection Process

Requests for Studio Space In-Kind will be reviewed quarterly at FABRIC’s Programme Team Meeting and assessed on their alignment with the criteria above and FABRIC’s curatorial statement and priorities. 

It is expected that we will support 2-3 artists/collectives each quarter.  

We have a total of 10 weeks/50 days available annually for this activity. 

Application deadline  Applicants informed  Studio Space request period 
1 July 2023 End of July October 2023 – March 2024
1 October 2023 End of October January – June 2024
2 January 2024 End of January April – September 2024
1 April 2024 End of April July – December 2024


How to Register Interest

Please complete the form below to make your request. If you prefer, you can answer these questions in audio or video form, and email it to us at

If you need more information about this application or assistance with registration of interest, please email 

FABRIC is committed to ensuring equality of access for all. We work to celebrate and encourage diversity in our workforce, programme and our audiences. We actively encourage applications from artists with different lived experiences, skills, perspectives, and stories.

In-Kind Studio Space

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Eligibility Criteria

Please select all that apply to you(Required)
Alternatively, if you prefer please attach your website or CV in the space below.
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Please let us know what you are proposing to use the studio space for and how this relates to FABRIC’s priorities and curatorial policy (please refer to the selection criteria)
Please indicate which location you require? (you can select one or both)(Required)
Please indicate the period you would like to use the space(Required)

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