3 x Heritage Performance Commissions for Dance Artists  

Are you passionate about combining performance, choreography, and community? Do you have teaching / workshop-leading experience and thrive in teamwork and co-delivery? Then this opportunity is for you.

Akademi are seeking three dance artists to bring our heritage to London-based schools through performance and participation.

The artists will develop a short dance solo and plan a school workshop that responds to an Akademi heritage object. They will then share the new solo and deliver the workshop at three schools.


  • Planning of the project and research into the heritage object
  • Formulating a response to the object through dance
  • Planning the school workshop and liaising with Akademi
  • Delivery of 3 x 1.5-hour workshop sessions including preparation and general debrief.

Project Timeline
We expect dance artists to work during the second half of November 2020, to share outputs in December. School workshop dates will be in January 2021. 

The total fee is a fixed amount of £1000 per artist, (including VAT if applicable and travel expenses).

We envisage approximately 5 days equivalent work to complete the project as described above, fee based on a standard rate of approximately £200/day. 

We welcome applications from individual artists or collectives of artists who want to apply together.

For more details, please download the full application pack above.

Application deadline: Wednesday 14 October 5pm

The opportunity is only available to artists living and practicing in the UK. Akademi is committed to providing Equal Opportunities and therefore we welcome proposals from all artists practicing South Asian Dance, including those who identify as D/ deaf and disabled.

Call Out for Dance Artist

Akademi is excited to be partnering with Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow, to deliver a multi-layered Creative Dance & Oral History Project for KS2 pupils, as part of our Heritage Project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are seeking a dance artist with a traditional South Asian dance practice to lead the creative expression part of this project that will consist of a 10-week course co-facilitated by a dance artist and an oral historian.

Timeline and Availability
Sessions will be 2 hours long from 2.45pm – 4.45pm. They will run on consecutive Thursdays from November to December, and then from January to March.

A total of £2000

Selection Procedure
Please email with the subject heading ‘APPLICATION – Oral History Dance Artist’ and attach the following:
• A simple CV (max 2 pages) outlining teaching and/or workshop-leading experience.
• A short paragraph (max 200 words) outlining why you would like to take up this role.
• A short paragraph (max 200 words) about your approach to the 10 sessions.
• A completed Equal Opportunities Form. This will be removed from your application before processing.

For a detailed job description, please download the full application pack above.

Application deadline: Wednesday 30th September 5pm

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a phone or Zoom interview on Monday 5th October. Prompts and questions will be emailed to interviewees in advance. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Akademi is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer. Akademi recognises the importance and advantages of diverse workplaces and communities and thus particularly welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Should you need this information in another format, or require reasonable adjustment, please let us know.

Information in the form of personal data will be used to process the application for recruitment purposes. Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after one year. The personal data on successful applicants will be needed to administer the employment and further information on how this will be used will be available during the induction period.

Volunteers for Archiving

Thank you to anyone who has applied so far. If you haven’t already and still want to get involved, we will be recruiting again for volunteers once lockdown restrictions ease and we are able to physically access the archives again.

Please email with your name and email address if you’re happy to be contacted about future volunteer recruitment as part of our Heritage Project.