Media Intern Call Out

Call out for Media Interns

This position is offered on a freelance basis. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum 5 days to the project between January – March 2016.

To apply for this post please send:

  • Your proposal
  • Relevant supporting material
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Form (PDF/Word format) – available to download via this page shortly
  • Send by email with subject header “Media Intern Proposal” to Felicity Alwell, Producer,
  • Include your contact details (name, address, email, phone) in your email
  • List two referees in your email (e.g. recent employer / teacher)

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. Unsuccessful candidates for interview will receive an email confirming this.

Dates for your diaries:

The deadline for applications is: Friday 4th December
Neon Dance’s Production Week is: 4th – 9th January 2016 (applicants must be able to commit to working Friday 9th & Saturday 9th January)

Following selection, an informal interview will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
For an informal discussion about the post please email

We look forward to receiving your completed application and thank you for your interest.

Who are Neon Dance?

Neon Dance is a growing, internationally recognised dance company that produces cross-artform, collaborative work for the stage and screen.

Collaboration is at the heart of every Neon Dance production, with the company creating work designed for a diverse range of spaces; from intimate theatre venues to large-scale festivals.

Under the Artistic Direction of Adrienne Hart, Neon Dance has developed a reputation for working with an exciting array of collaborators, from critically acclaimed composers to award-winning media artists.

Adrienne initially trained at Swindon Dance, winning a scholarship at the age of 17 to train at London Contemporary Dance School. She now works internationally as a choreographer and as Artistic Director of Neon Dance. In 2015, Adrienne became a ‘Dream Artist’ at Pavilion Dance South West and was selected onto the Sadler’s Wells Summer University programme (2015 – 2018), designed to support mid-career dance artists over a 4 year period. Adrienne is also an industry ambassador at University of the Arts London.

Adrienne has worked in Russia, Norway, Germany and most recently Kosovo, choreographing the tragic comedy War In Times of Love by Jeton Neziraj. With Neon Dance, Adrienne’s work has been commissioned and supported by Arts Council England, Creative Industries iNET, Creative England, Dance Digital, Swindon Dance, Modern Art Oxford, Glastonbury Festival, the Royal Opera House, Dance City, Pavilion Dance South West, The National Theatre and Dock 11 (DE).

What does the role involve?

In 2016, Neon Dance will embark on its first full-length UK tour showcasing ‘Empathy’ – an ambitious new work that explores the human empathy spectrum through movement, sound and set, and featuring an international cast of collaborators from the worlds of contemporary dance, music and design.

The Media Intern will join the company in the studio during its production week in January 2016. With support from Neon Dance’s Producer, they will design and implement a strategy that both creatively documents the making process and promotes the upcoming showcase tour to their peers.

We are looking for creative, collaborative ideas that get people aged 18-25 years excited about contemporary dance, and about this show in particular. This could mean video/audio interviews with the company, campaigns via social media, blogging, photography or something we haven’t thought of.

Most importantly, we are looking for potential. Wow us with your ideas and we will work with you to put them into action.

Who can apply?

We are looking for individuals aged 18-25 years based in the South West of England. This includes Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset and the unitary authorities of Bath & North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth South Gloucestershire, Southampton, Swindon, Torbay and Wiltshire.

As this role is based remotely, it is desirable that you have access to your own laptop and any other equipment required. However, this should not put you off from applying. We will make a selection based on your ideas.

Although you will be joining the company in the studio, you will also spend time working on your own so we are looking for someone who can operate independently as well as work well with the team.

You don’t have to have a dance background to apply – most importantly we are looking for aspiring individuals who wish to make a career in the arts and creative ideas that take a new approach representing, talking about and promoting live work on the stage.

What are the benefits?

Successful candidates will be provided with:• A bursary of £500 inclusive of travel costs

  • A bespoke, structured programme of supervision and work experience, overseen by Neon Dance’s Artistic Director and Producer
  • Half-day shadowing opportunity in London with Sofia Ilyas of Float PR
  • 2 days in the studio alongside the artistic team to get a feel for the work
  • 2.5 days working remotely alongside Producer Felicity Alwell

Interns also benefit from:

  • Potential to develop relationships with and access specialist expertise from expert organisations, including dance-specialist, music-specialist, experimental and cross-artform
  • Support in establishing networks in the South West and beyond

The Application & Selection Process

Stage One is the submission of an initial proposal. This could consist of a written document (maximum 2 sides of A4), video, audio, text and images or a combination of these elements. You should include the following sections:

  1. You and your work – summary of your background (dance, visual arts, music etc.), your achievements to date and your aspirations for the future
  2. An outline of your proposal – how would you document and promote the tour to your peers, what are they key skills and knowledge you wish to develop, how does this fit into your long term plans
  3. Timeframe – including any key milestones for your proposal

Where possible supporting material should also be included with your application and be submitted by email only e.g. CVs / biographies / links to online video or publicity material, show reviews, testimony from other artists/ venues

Stage One proposals should be sent via email to

Decisions will be communicated within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Stage Two
Successful applicants will go forward to Stage Two which involves working up a suitable work schedule.

We anticipate the start date to be 4th January 2016. This date is flexible and will be confirmed once the selection has been made.