Reach Out and Reveal: Artists sought

Posted by | June 08, 2017 | News | No Comments

Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Reach Out and Reveal is a new ‘test and explore’ project looking at how South Asian dance vocabulary might support the physical and communication needs of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Akademi is seeking highly committed South Asian dance education practitioners to work on this project in two special educational needs (SEN) settings.

The selected artists will work ‘in residence’ with young people at the partner schools over a period of 12-15 months.

We are inviting expressions of interest in the roles and would like to speak to artists at a range of experience levels. There will be opportunities for emerging artists to observe and work alongside more experienced practitioners. The selection process will include a micro-teach ‘audition’.

The nature of the project is grounded in a ‘test and explore’ concept, which means that we are looking for highly reflective individuals interested in contributing to a learning and knowledge transfer between professional dancers and SEN teachers.

Our partner schools are in the London Borough of Sutton and Tadworth, Surrey and the selected artists will need to be able to travel to these locations on a weekly basis.

Experience of working in special needs settings and a knowledge of autism is desirable. Before applying please read the Reach Out and Reveal – Artist Brief.

If you would like to put yourself forward for these paid roles, please write to Joe West ( outlining why you are interested in the project, any relevant previous experience and what you feel you can bring to it. Please also include your CV. Expressions of interest should be received by Wednesday 28 June 2017.

For further information please email or call 020 7691 3210.