Marina Studios Artist Development Scheme

A Space to Call Home

Our Artist Development Scheme is a initiative driven by the core value of true inclusivity. It is designed to address the needs of under-represented artists by providing tailored support in various aspects of dance creation. This scheme aims to offer artists the essential resources of space, time, guidance, and sharing opportunities to nurture their artistic endeavours.

Meet our Artists


A Space to Call Home Artist

Jess is a 23 year old graduate living in Brighton. She has always loved creating and choreographing but found a true passion for it throughout her time at ICTheatre. She is extremely grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait to create a new project! Jess is looking to push herself out of her comfort zone and create a piece based on her personal life experiences.


A Space to Call Home Artist

Lucy is a disabled dance artist creating work which combines her lived experiences with elements of neuropsychology, in order to produce performances that educate us, connect us, and initiate conversations that usually remain unspoken. She is excited to work on a new project that fuses science, rhythm, and the imagination, and to be part of a community of artists that have be drawn together through their shared drive for inclusivity.

Headshot Of Iván from A Space To Call Home Project.


A Space to Call Home Artist

Iván is a contemporary dance artist from Spain. After graduating from the University of Chichester, he started working as a freelance dancer. Iván has toured across the UK with various companies .Iván is also deeply interested in choreography and has showcased his work as a choreographer at the Resolution Festival 23 with his piece, Lucero del Alba. Iván often draws inspiration from his cultural roots and interest in the history of pictorial art and strongly believes in the transformative power of art.

Meet our Mentors

  • To empower under-represented artists by providing them with the necessary resources and support to create dance works. 
  • To facilitate the development of new creative and cultural works through collaborative efforts, such as co-creation with participants. 
  • To enhance the skills and capabilities of individual artists or those within their respective organizations through focused training, talent development, and mentoring. 
  • Provide dedicated studio space and necessary resources for artists to work on their projects. 
  • Pair artists with experienced mentors who will provide guidance, feedback, and valuable insights throughout the development process. 
  • Foster a supportive environment that encourages artistic exploration and risk-taking. 
  • Facilitate networking opportunities and collaborations with fellow artists to enhance collective creativity. 
  • Provide training workshops, masterclasses, and skill-building sessions to support artists in refining their technical and artistic abilities. 
  • Production of high-quality, innovative dance works by under-represented artists. 
  • Increased visibility and recognition for the artists involved in the program. 
  • Cultivation of a supportive community of artists, mentors, and collaborators.