Application Process for Training 2020/2021

Stage 1
To begin your application for either programme, please send us an email with:
  • A CV demonstrating professional experience in live performance and/or media. We do accept applicants from varied backgrounds and roles, however, both the intimacy director and intimacy coordinator roles require knowledge and experience in movement, choreography and direct work with actors. 
CV should outline:
  • Any previous workshops in intimacy (for actors or directors etc) with IDI-UK or another intimacy training provider. Please outline subjects included, how many hours and name of instructors. 
  • Any experience in acting, dance, directing, costume making or supervising, choreography etc in a professional setting.  
  • Sufficient professional experience of movement instruction (such as movement facilitating for actors, movement direction credits, fight direction credits, bodywork, movement-based therapies or teaching physical practices such as Yoga/Pilates/Garuda/Feldenkrais/Alexander Technique/Laban/Body-Mind Centering/Rolf Movement/Voice Coaching etc). Please note that a strong understanding of movement, anatomy, basic biomechanics and its instruction is expected. 
  • Professional experience of working with Actors and Directors (work on productions in higher education settings will not be accepted).
  • Bonus but not mandatory: training in psychology/therapeutics/voice coaching/acting coaching. 
  • Letter of intent: why do you wish to train with IDI-UK? What interests you in the role? How would you like to contribute to the intimacy community and the industry? 
  • Letter of recommendation from a director or producer. 
  • DBC Certificate demonstrating a clean criminal record (or equivalent certificate from your country).
  • Proof of work permits in UK or EU. 
(IDI-UK's certified professionals need to be able to work in the UK and/or EU industry. If you cannot but still want to do our training, please state that clearly in your letter of intent for us to consider).  
Are you an Intimacy Director or Intimacy Coordinator certified by another training provider and interested to join straight into our PART 2? 

We treat every request on a case by case basis, however, since we aren't aware of the detailed training given by every training provider, we ask that your cover letter include the following in order for us to ascertain the level of knowledge and experience you have. (Part 2 is for individuals that have learned how to choreograph simulation already, we will not be covering these basics if you do not have that technical knowledge).

  • How many days was your training and how many of contact time with Teachers did you have? 

  • What would you say are your weaknesses and your strengths as an intimacy professional? 

  • Consent- what are the ways in which an intimacy coordinator assesses consent on set? What are the issues performers face and your own method to safeguard them from rehearsal to show/shoot? 

  • What methods and guidelines of communication an intimacy professional uses? And how? 

  • Choreography: what are the basic safety concepts and technique concepts you have used to stage simulated self-stimulation, simulated partner stimulation, simulated oral sex, simulated sex (outline for vaginal and anal). 

  • Intimacy Choreography Kit - what kit have you used specifically for intimacy, products and how are they used? 

  • Closure - what methods of closure and actor wellbeing have you advised on or facilitated.

(please keep performers' and creatives' names anonymous throughout). 

Stage 2
Successful candidates** will be contacted to arrange an interview via Skype / Zoom or in person. The interview will be lead by an IDI-UK Instructor. After which the instructor will relay their considerations to IDI-UK. 
** Note that due to a high amount of applications, we will only notify successful candidates. 
Stage 3
If you are accepted, decisions will be sent via email by IDI-UK team along with a deadline to accept your place. After accepting the place, a percentage of the payment will be requested in order to secure your place as a deposit.  
Stage 4
Before the beginning of the INTIMACY FUNDAMENTALS start we ask that you present the following: 
- Creative Industries Safety Passport (or equivalent certificate in your country)
- Adult Mental Health First Aid certificate
- Emergency First Aid certificate
- CPD accredited awareness courses in Sexual Harassment, Unconscious Bias, Equality & Diversity, LGBTQ Awareness and Conflict Resolution.
Please present the certificate of completion OR proof letter from the company/charity/online company you trained with. 
If you have issues in finding dates for the above courses before the INTIMACY FUNDAMENTALS first weekend, please provide evidence of the payment receipt that you have booked those courses. You will not be able to continue on to the INTENSIVE unless these are fully submitted. 

Please email your application to, email subject: IC Application OR ID Application

Questions?  Check our Frequently Asked Questions. For any other enquiries contact Yarit Dor (Education Manager): 

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