Black History Month Call-Out

Commission Opportunity

Photo by Alex Rumford

East London Dance is inviting UK artists to produce a creative response to the theme: SALUTING OUR SISTERS

Black History Month 2023 is a landmark occasion to recognise and applaud the invaluable contributions of black women to British society, inspire future generations, and empower them. We want to hear what this year’s theme, SALUTING OUR SISTERS, means to you, and how you would celebrate it. Perhaps you want to create a performance piece, train or rehearse; maybe you want to host a workshop, write an article, develop your skills or create a film. 

This is a small commission and we do not expect there to be a public outcome at the end, unless you would like one. We are inviting you to respond to the theme using the full range of your creative practice. The successful idea will be chosen by East London Dance’s Maren Ellermann and Nzinga Mascall and members of the Brainwaves programme.

What You Get

Commissioned artists receive:

  • A fee of £500
  • Support from East London Dance Producers
  • Marketing support
  • A spotlight on East London Dance socials & media
  • A chance to present your creative response at The Talent House within our Black History Month programme
  • Access to East London Dance’s online event producing and project management resources.

The deadline for submissions is: 10:00 BST, Monday 25 September 2023

Apply here

The successful applicants will be notified by the end of play on Wednesday 27 September 2023.


DateDeadline Mon 25 September



Apply for the commission here