The Rural Touring Dance Initiative Phase 3 - Here we come!

26 July 2022

The Rural Touring Dance Initiative has always been a project very close to our hearts. We're excited to share the good news that the project has just received national funding of £400,000 from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and £450,000 from Arts Council England, so we can continue with Phase 3.

Lead partner The Place will continued to work with main partners Take Art and National Rural Touring Forum. We will be joined by new partners, Highlights and Sonia Sabri Company for phase 3, to bring high quality dance to rural audiences across the UK. 

As well as supporting 10 new associate venues to bring dance to rural areas and market towns, the funding will enable RTDI to support eight dance artists & companies per year to tour their work to rural areas, with over 200 performances and 90 workshops expected between autumn 2023 and summer 2026. 

The partners will shortly be announcing details of a call out for artists to take part in RTDI. Artists with dance performances, available to tour autumn 2023 and spring 2024, are invited to apply via The Place’s website before 5 September 2022. 

To find out more about RTDI and watch our feature films click here.

Exciting call out opportunities coming soon through 

Little Big Dance

Two exciting call out opportunities will soon be announced to launch the next cycle of Little Big Dance. Over the next few months details of a call out for a commissioned artist to be part of Little Big Dance will be released, alongside details of a call out to be part of the forthcoming artist lab taking place in January 2023. Further information will be available on our website soon.

Little Big Dance is a pioneering national initiative creating new dance work for children aged five and under, led by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England. 

Dance Opportunities in Somerset and the South West

The Brewhouse, Taunton have some exciting new dance opportunities starting in September. For more information and to find out more click here.

Pavilion Dance South West are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a very special 2 day event on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th October 2022: Our Children, Autism, Dance Forum.

Over 2 days, PDSW will be delivering live workshops in local schools, presenting special guest discussions online & hosting a live presentation of new work that includes CPD in their theatre venue. For further information click here.

NYDC (National Youth Dance Company) are looking for dancers to join a FREE workshop across the country and online. These workshops are a chance to meet the team and get a taste of what it is like to be a dancer with National Youth Dance Company. For further information and to register click here.