Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon are pleased to announce that we have both received Arts Council Emergency Response funding.
Hall For Cornwall, Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon have worked closely since 2010 to proactively support freelance dance artists who live and/or work in Cornwall, Plymouth & Devon. As Peninsula Dance Partnership we create a larger scale of activity and a higher profile for dance, strengthening its place in the Peninsula’s cultural programme.
Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon, in consultation with Hall For Cornwall, included a total of £35,000 cash of their combined bids to contribute towards the Peninsula Dance Partnership COVID-19 Emergency Response to support freelance dance practitioners/companies in the region by providing:
- A minimum of 120 Dance Card Bursaries @ £250 for individual freelance dance artists
- 60 Business Coaching sessions for dance companies with Helen Tiplady, June Gamble or Sue Smith
Dance Card is a tried and tested programme with a track record over the past 8 years of supporting independent dance practitioners with responsive small bursaries to take part in activities relevant to their current situations. This round will enable practitioners to respond to emerging opportunities and enhance/sustain their professional practice at this unprecedented time.
Peninsula Dance Partnership will also support dance companies based in Cornwall, Plymouth and Devon, by offering them business coaching during the next 6 months, to assist them to focus on how they can survive and thrive beyond COVID-19.
To find out more about the Dance Card bursaries and how to apply, please click here to visit our Dance Card page.
To find out more about the Business Coaching opportunities and how to apply, please click here to visit our Business Coaching for Dance Companies page.
In addition Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon will independently:
- Deliver online sessions for volunteers, young dancers, professional dancers and older people
- Develop ‘real life’ dance interactions with our digitally isolated communities
- Stay connected and offer support digitally and via direct mailings with existing attenders, members and colleagues
Peninsula Dance Partnership COVID-19 Emergency Response demonstrates the robust partnership between Hall For Cornwall, Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon, delivering its aims for change by co-ordinating and sharing resources and practice through our generous leadership model. Peninsula Dance Partnership will deliver a programme that strengthens and enriches creative communities, whilst inspiring and celebrating viable careers in dance and contributing to a creative and cultural region/country. Peninsula Dance Partnership highlights the South West peninsula’s diversity through responsive, collaborative & meaningful dance that tackles some of our communities’ health & social issues by enabling people to discover and reach their creative potential.
June Gamble, Coordinating Producer of Plymouth Dance, says, “We are extremely happy to be able to offer our support to the sector and continue our collaborative working model” with Sue Smith, Director of Dance in Devon adding, “Dance is playing an important part of lockdown life right now, with online classes and people sharing dance from home so it’s crucial to support the artists who are making this work”.