The Work Room, in partnership with Scottish Ballet

Issued: Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:01:00 BST



The Work Room is an artist led organisation that supports independent choreographers and dance artists to develop their practice. Our mission is to empower artists to lead in their practice, enabling them to make high quality, pioneering dance for diverse contexts at home and abroad.

Scottish Ballet, founded in 1969, is Scotland’s national dance company. Based in Glasgow, the company performs regularly across Scotland, and increasingly throughout the UK and internationally – promoting Scotland’s pioneering spirit far and wide. In 2019, Scottish Ballet celebrates 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland.


Glasgow (please note assistance may be available for travel and accomodation, contact us at for more information)


February to June 2020 (all residencies  comprise of a maximum of three months FTE to be taken within this timescale.)

Project Description

This is an artist in residency opportunity for a creative writer. The artist-researcher will be attached to The Work Room in collaboration with Scottish Ballet, to develop creative writing in response to dance and choreography. The artist researcher will have the opportunity to observe choreographers and dance artists in creation and rehearsal periods, as well as have conversations with the artists and other creatives about their work.

As organisations who work with artists across multi-art forms, we welcome the artist in resident’s written work to be produced in, or across, any form that enhances their practice and creativity– prose, poetry, essays, spoken word. The residency should create new opportunities for the artist themselves, and allow new audiences to connect with the dance of Scottish Ballet and independent artists associated with The Work Room.

We will work with the artist researcher on approaches to sharing and disseminating their work. We anticipate this being, at least in part, digitally, online and across social media.