Dance Scratch Night at Garter Lane Arts Centre

This is an opportunity for dance artists to present their work-in-progress to a live audience on April 13th in Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.

We are interested in variety and bold ideas including experimental and multidisciplinary work. The idea may be at very early stages or have had some prior development time. The work should not be finished. 

Artists/companies are welcome to apply from across the island of Ireland. We strongly encourage artists from the Global Majority and artists with disabilities to apply.

Note: We are not accepting film or aerial work for this event.

Those applying should show an interest in receiving feedback from the audience and have ambitions to further develop and eventually present the completed work.

What it involves:

Performance date April 13th

Four artists will be selected to perform on the night.

Performances must be between 10-15 minutes

You will receive €300 towards the performance - this can be used at your discretion e.g costume, travel, artist fee, access costs etc.

You will have 90 minutes of tech time on the day. You must be available for the whole day on April 13th.

Performances will be low-tech; you will be given a basic lighting state and the use of one special if needed. Microphones and a projector are available upon request.

The sound and light for your performance will be operated by an in-house technician. Sound files must be received by April 2nd.

Your performance will be filmed. You will receive a copy.

This will be a ticketed, evening, adult show, open to the public

There will be an opportunity for the audience to leave written feedback on your performance in the foyer after the show. This will be available to you if you wish to receive it.

Deadline to apply: Feb 23rd at 5pm

To apply, please complete this form 


If you have any questions please contact Rachel: dancing@garterlane.ie