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Contributor Submissions 2017

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 10 May at 17:00 (GMT)

Within specific themes and areas of interest, we would like to hear from people in the broadest range of settings and participant groups, in countries around the world. We aim to curate a programme of world-leading and groundbreaking dance work that will support delegates in catalysing new areas of activity, new relationships and the development of knowledge and skills.

In addition to conference sessions to discuss and hear about work, practical sessions to allow artists to experience one another's work and opportunities to see work in performance are sought. 

Find out more about making a submission to the programme below. You can make a submission using the Contributor Online Submission Form or download the information and form below to complete offline and submit by email.

Guidance notes for completing the Contributor Submission Form

Areas of Interest

Three themed and inter-connected strands will run through the Glasgow 2017 Conference, offering focused exploration of practice and its impact:
Cultural identity and sense of place
Dance and older people 
Dance for Parkinson’s

When providing details on the context and area of work your submission is within or associated with, please consider its relationship to these areas of interest. Whilst the themes will guide our programming, a diversity of practice will be represented. The following list includes some broad categories of areas of interest that you may wish to reference in your Contributor Submission Form, but it is not exhaustive or limiting:

Children and Young People, Criminal Justice, Deaf and Disabled People, Education and Training, Fundraising and Resource Development, Health, Higher Education and Research, Migration, Legal and Financial, Older People, Organisational Development, Participation, Partnerships, Performance, Politics and Advocacy, Professional Development, Science and Technology, Teaching.

Types of contribution

The format and type of session should be indicated in your Contributor Submission Form. Please try to be as flexible as possible. We aim to programme the event to be as varied as possible in type of session, style of delivery and content. If there are various ways your submission could be presented, please provide details of how this could work and the considerations around each option.

A list of formats / types of session you should consider is given here, but is not exhaustive or limiting: Presentation or Speech, Practice Demonstration, Practical Session (Delegate Participation), Performance, Written Paper or Article, Discussion or Debate, Networking Session, Film, Web presentation or exercise given online, Proposal for Collaboration or Partnership.

About the person / people offering the contribution

When completing your Contributor Submission Form, please provide details as the primary contact, who will deliver or co-deliver the contribution. This person should be authorised to make this submission on behalf of all co-authors, contributors and partners of any kind. If your submission could be delivered without your attendance, or the attendance of a co-contributor (as a film or reference paper for example), please indicate clearly whether this will be the case. Where a number of contributors are required to present a submission, please provide the additional details requested in the Contributor Submission Form and provide details in the Short Description or Long Description sections of the attendance and role of each co-contributor. This includes the presence of authors or partners, participants, performers, demonstrators and assistants.

Delegate places for contributors

Contributors will be entitled to a complimentary delegate place. These places are bookable following the formal offer to a contributor. If a contributor offer is made after your delegate package has been purchased, the cost can be refunded to you. 

Fees and expenses

Fees and expenses will not be paid as standard to contributors. In exceptional circumstances, a number of bursaries may be available to support contributions. If your submission requires this support, please seek permission to make the submission in advance from Richard Parr,

Scheduling, Format and Audience for my submission

Following the confirmation and announcement of the full programme in June 2017, the scheduling, type of session and delegate configuration for your submission will be provided to you.

Review and selection of all submissions

All Contributor Submission Forms received before the deadline will be reviewed by a team of expert advisers, appointed by People Dancing. We cannot guarantee that all appendices and supporting documents will be reviewed in full or in part. You may be contacted during this process if further information is required. Following the review of all submissions, curation and programming will be provisionally completed, at which point written offers by email will be made to the named primary contributor on each of the provisionally selected submissions. Provisional offers will require a written response. Once accepted, further information will be required from each contributor for public and delegate conference materials.

Recording, online broadcast and ongoing use or engagement of submissions selected for the event programme

All People Dancing sessions will be film recorded entirely or in part. Some sessions could be made available online via live streaming. All film content from sessions will be made available as ongoing resources through the People Dancing website and may be hosted or distributed by third party social networking sites. Any legal restrictions or concerns on the recording, online broadcast or ongoing use of session content should be detailed within your Contributor Submission and discussed at the time a provisional offer is made.

Ongoing storage or use of data or content of your submission

People Dancing will not share any personal data with any other organisation. We will only communicate with you regarding People Dancing: Glasgow 2017, but you are encouraged to join our other free mailing list services for each of our programmes. The content of your submission will be used as agreed with you at the point of a provisional offer being made. If your submission is not selected for the event programme, we will keep the materials for up to 12 months and seek express permission if we wish to refer to it in any public forum, including online platforms.

Contacting us about your submission

If you have an enquiry not addressed by these Guidance Notes, please contact Richard Parr, If you prefer to enquire by telephone, please call +44 (0) 116 253 3453 and if we’re not able to respond immediately, please leave details to be contacted by return call.

Making your submission by completing the form/online form and supplying materials

Please ensure you have read all of these Guidance Notes before completing the Submission Form. If you required these notes in another language or format, please contact Richard Parr,

Unless otherwise agreed in advance, all submissions must use either the online form or be in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or other word processing programme format. Wherever possible, appendicies or supporting information should be available online with links to access included in your submission form. If this is not possible and you need to send additional files under 2MB in size, please attached them to your email with your submission form. If larger than 2MB, please use a file transfer service, eg. WeTransfer with the name of the contributor / submission included in the message from the service. 

Completed submissions, along with any file transfer services for appendicies, should be emailed to or if you need to supply physical materials, sent by post to International Event Contributor Submissions, People Dancing, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE, United Kingdom. Applications must be received by Wednesday 10 May at 17:00 (GMT).

Making your submission by other means

Where you would prefer to make a Contributor Submission by other means and / or in another format, please contact Richard Parr,