Hip Hop Dance Almanac Pitches
The Hip Hop Dance Almanac (HHDA) is a media platform, committed to commissioning and archiving the stories and voices of people working in Hip Hop dance in the UK and internationally.
Through online and print publications the HHDA is addressing the imbalance and misrepresentation of the culture; it will platform primary testimonies, original writing, creative and editorial responses and experimental word formats.
In 2016 City University London conducted a survey which found that the UK journalistic landscape is 94% white and 55% male; the HHDA seeks to redress this imbalance in what stories are told and who gets to tell them.
What The HHDA is Looking For:
Longform written content (1500-3500 words), deep-dives on specific topics and perspectives on Hip Hop dance that people cannot find anywhere else.
The tone of voice should be accessible and informed.
It might be an essay, history, institutional critique, commentary or lifestyle piece, it might sit across all those fields or it might ignore all of them and be something different. It can also be celebratory, filled with kindness and totally joyous.
The HHDA welcomes the personal, political and social. Publication will be in English but English does not have to be your first language.
You do not have to be a "writer" or a "dancer" or a "Hip Hop OG" to submit something; if your idea is strong and you can explain who you are and how you'll go about it, it will be considered.
Pitches will be accepted untill 11:59pm, 31 May 2021.
Hip Hop Dance Almanac only accepts pitches via this form.
Payment £150 - £350 per article (dependent on length). 50% of agreed fee will be paid on article submission and 50% on publication.
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