Image shown: Raise the Floor

Image shown: Raise the Floor

As part of a continuing partnership supporting professional development for dance artists working with older people, Age & Opportunity and Dance Ireland are piloting Raise the Floor, a programme for professional development in this field.

This programme will offer mentoring and two funded placements with experienced dance artists/companies for dance artists who are in interested in developing skills and knowledge in the field of dance with older people.

There are two awards, one aimed at mid-career artists, and one at early career artists who are interested in entering this area of practice.

Awardees will be matched with a mentor, and together agree a programme which should include working in community or care settings, and advice and support sessions with the established artist.

Placements will take place between July and October 2021.

Closing date for applications: 31 May. 

For information on the application process visit

Raise the Floor is a partnership between Age & Opportunity and Dance Ireland, in consultation with Dance Theatre of Ireland.


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