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Closing date: 13.05.2024 10:00am

FABRIC International is delighted to offer bursaries to independent artists and producers who are based in England and working in Dance, to attend an international marketplace or festival that has a strong presenter presence. 

This opportunity is for those who have a desire to work in international contexts and are already exploring, researching and building international connections and can demonstrate a focus in this work.

FABRIC International seeks to create international presenting and research opportunities through cultivating relationships with international commissioners and presenters. To apply, you must have a tour ready work available that you are representing either as lead artist or producer.  

Opportunity Summary


We have a budget of £30k to support 15-20 individuals / subject to location

Open to England based artists and producers. Full eligibility details below


Applications Open: Thursday 4 April 2024

Application Deadline: Monday 13 May, 10am

Awards Announced: Monday 20 May

FABRIC’s producing team will be present at internationale tanzmesse nrw, and CINARS Biennale 2024. FABRIC will manage delegations from England to these events. 

If neither of these platforms feel suited to you and your work i.e. you have a specific focus such as family work, then you can propose a different platform that you organise and attend independently.  

The proposed marketplace or festival should take place after the date that bursaries are awarded with time to organise (approx. June 2024), and before 31 August 2025. 

Financial support includes:


We have a budget of £30,000 to support 15-20 individuals (subject to location and therefore costs).

For access information, eligibility and details on how to apply, please scroll down the page to the tabs below

Application deadline is Monday 13 May, 10am

Awards announced on Monday 20 May

Access Support

FABRIC strive to make our opportunities accessible to as many people as possible who are eligible. Access needs are not considered within the selection process, but considered once an application has been approved for support.

Please note that support workers and/or access equipment/technology are intended to be funded via Access to Work funding (if support is necessary and relevant to you). There is a budget available if your requirements are not available through Access to Work. 

For more information, visit the Government website or check out Disability Arts Online’s handy guide to gain insight into the Access to Work rules and official guidance, with specific advice for the arts and cultural sector. 


To be eligible for the opportunity, artists and producers needed to: 

  • be independent (i.e. not in receipt of regular funding) 
  • be a dance artist or dance producer with at least 5 years of professional experience 
  • be based in and make work in England 
  • have a tour-ready work suitable for your selected international marketplace 
  • have a strong track record of touring 
  • have started to build your international networks 
  • have an infrastructure in place to enable international touring opportunities 

Please note, that artists who were awarded a FABRIC international bursary in 2022-2023 will not be eligible to apply for this round. 

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in the short application via this link: Application Form

You can also submit your application via video or audio, please follow the instructions in the application form.

You will not be able to save the application and come back to it later or review it before submitting, so it is suggested you complete the questions in advance. We have created an Application Template that can be used to copy and paste your answers.

  • Applications Open: Thursday 4 April 2024
  • Application Deadline: Monday 13 May, 10am
  • Awards Announced: Monday 20 May