Call Out For Adjustments 2021
Photo credit: Legge
If you are a dance artist/choreographer making new work you may be interested in applying for ADJUSTMENTS 2021.
ADJUSTMENTS is a platform (with expenses up to £200 per company) for artists to present their work in progress in order to receive live audience feedback alongside an industry panel.
Ideally aimed for those looking to make work to tour this platform provides honest and constructive feedback to assist theprocess of making and reaching audiences.
Wake is a short film, commissioned by MÓTUS, about living with all the different versions of ourselves. Created by Inverted with original music by Aelfyn Shipton, directed by James Bonas, with filming and edit by Simon Becket, this is an original film created specifically for filming during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Narratively, Wake follows the same character (Tamzen Moulding) over time - habituating the same space, alone. Wake reflects on the past ‘versions’ of ourselves and the deeply engrained memories that habituate our physicality.
To see more of Tamzen's fantastic work please
Thank You Culture Recovery Fund
MÓTUs are delighted to have received money from the Culture Recovery Fund and are busy putting the
money to create opportunities and jobs. Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.
Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented
investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can
weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.
And we are #HereForCulture too.
#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.
With more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us.
By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting
communities across the country.
Our mission is to see our theatres and arts scenes bustling with life from every age group and from every sector of the community - everyone is welcome here. - Helen Parlor (Artistic Director) and the MÓTUS team
EMERGENCY & RECOVERY GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT WITH THANKS TO ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
In May 2020 MÓTUS received grant funding aid from Arts Council England to assist us to research:
Audiences and the current impact we are making and how to develop this alongside creating new and exciting partnerships, collaborating with a host of artists and communities.
New and possible spaces for dance, performance and research in Milton Keynes and partnerships connected to this to promote dance as a unique, accessible and important art form in the area.
Current partnerships and potential future partnerships working across Milton Keynes and nearby regions in order to realise exciting projects, reach audiences and new participants for dance.
New communities and spaces. Online communication reaching out to new communities and community figures to include spaces underused and with bucket loads of potential.
Desirable medium to large scale community projects as a result of above research.
Continued communication with new partners, venues, audiences and communities.
Research into future collaborators.
Projects within online capacity across web-site and social media to include dance, writing, image and film responses.
Artists creating work online for youth dance company and youth general provision.
We are therefore reaching out to see if any of the above ignited some interest in YOU, anyone YOU work with or any spaces YOU are familiar with that could be used for dance/performance/rehearsal for both professional and community artists.
MÓTUS realises the unprecedented situation with which we are all faced during this time with COVID-19 but would like to prepare to its very best ability in order to provide as much possibility in the upcoming months to create cultural change for dance within the Milton Keynes area with regard to performance, rehearsal and artistic spaces for movement.
We would love to hear from YOU in relation to any of the above.