What is CDS Membership?

It is a relationship of mutual support and artistic opportunity. Our members are a group of artists, producers, and related practitioners who work cooperatively to support one another, and CDS, to develop work within the fields of dance and performance.

Most of our members’ practice has a focus on movement or the body at its core; they work across diverse fields of visual and performance arts. Educators, facilitators, makers, producers, directors, choreographers, writers, dancers: each have a home at CDS.

Check out our current roster of Members here.

Annual Artistic Membership at CDS runs from 1st April to 31st March, annually. Artists will need to rejoin each year if they want to continue Membership.

Opportunities & Benefits

Member’s can access benefits in three areas of the organisation: Space, Community, Development. Download the full Member Benefits 2018.

Unique discounts, exclusive opportunities and an active network of peer to peer support operate cooperatively with CDS as a public charity.

As well, all Members receive exclusive access to CDS’  Allotment programme and Allotment Fund.

How to apply

Chisenhale Dance Membership is now open for renewals and new applications.

Choosing to become part of CDS’ membership should be a considered decision. Our community of Members grows through recommendation. The application form will ask you to list the names and contact details of two current Members who can recommend you and your work. Since 2016, Chisenhale Dance Members are also required to make a minimum donation of £20 per year as a commitment to our artistic community.

  1. For both new applications and renewals, please fill in the online Application FormOnce submitted, please wait to hear back from the staff team.
  2. Once your application has been confirmed, you will be required to make your donation through the Charities Aid Foundation link on our website. A small regular donation by Direct Debit is preferable, although a one-off donation is equally welcome.

If you do not currently know our Artist Members then begin to engage with our programme, all information is available here.

The current application window for the 2018-19 year is now OPEN, with a deadline of 21st May 2018. Membership is reviewed twice annually.

All enquiries may be made by email to membership@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk