Artists and organisations from all kinds of dance can apply for our open funding programme
We believe dance plays a key part in contemporary culture; it covers a wide range of aesthetics and styles and takes place in a wide range of settings.
During 2014–15 we invested £114.2 million to fund touring companies, development agencies and festivals as well as individual artists and producers. It is our role to support the talent, production and distribution of dance. We promote development and networking opportunities and work closely with artists and organisations to develop new ways of presenting dance. By doing this we hope to widen the understanding and appreciation of the many and varied kinds of dance, influenced by the social and demographic richness of British society, and other artforms.
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Latest news, blog posts and case studies
Kevin Edward Turner of Company Chameleon on dance and wellbeing
New ambassador scheme helps South East Dance to reach new audiences
Stopgap Dance Company works with exceptional disabled and non-disabled dancers to create inventive performances
Flex Dance in Durham is a dance company comprised of dancers with learning disabilities. The company is proving disability is not a barrier to creativity or ability
Anneliese Slader, Relationship Manager for Dance in the South West, brings us a blog post about her experiences at Youth Dance England’s ‘U.Dance’ in Plymouth this July
Supported by our funding, Dancefest got more than 1,300 in Herefordshire and Worcestershire dancing as part of its Big Dance Week.