Dance Fellowships

Dance Fellowships

The Dance Fellowships will support talented individuals through the early stages of their dance careers, helping to establish themselves in the professional world through bespoke Fellowship placements within dance organisations.

Fellowships will fall into one of three categories: Performer, Choreographer and Producer, and will offer an opportunity for motivated individuals to work under the guidance of experienced mentors to develop their skills, showcase their work and experience the reality of working in the UK’s professional, diverse and creative dance environment.

Rather than awarding grants directly to individuals themselves, we are looking for applications from dance companies, organisations, venues and festivals from across the UK to host a Fellow.

This grant is now closed.

Latest Updates

The 2014 BBC Performing Arts Fellowship Scheme

This year we are excited to announce a new version of the Fellowship scheme.

Step Up Mimbre

The Step Up group were recipients of a Community Dance grant in 2011. They put their grant towards developing a new piece of work 'Origin: London' which explored ideas about identity and heritage. The Step Up group's young members developed their performance from taking photos for the stimulus of the choreography right the way through to the costume design. Mimbre, the organisers of the project, tell us a bit more about the group's achievements:

The Arts Apprenticeship - hints, tips & pointers

As part of the wider London 2012 Festival, the Greater London Authority offered five full-time NVQ Level 2 paid apprenticeships to work on producing events, specifically outdoors. Ella Samoles-Little earned her place with the Barbican as Culture Squad Apprentice Producer and reflects on how you step from your education to your profession in the arts.

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