A diverse group of organisations, along with Jerwood Charitable Foundation, have committed their resources to create the JCRP II investment fund. Some Contributors will additionally provide in-kind support such as access to studio space, technical facilities and other resources.
Activate · Akademi · artsdepot · Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts · Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund · Cambridge Junction · Coreo Cymru · Dance Umbrella · Dance4 · DanceEast · DanceXchange · Déda · East London Dance · Greenwich Dance · Hull Dance · Lawrence Batley Theatre · LIFT · London College of Fashion · Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art · Migrations · Pavilion Dance South West · ResCen · Rich Mix · Royal Central School of Speech and Drama · Sadler’s Wells Theatre · Site Gallery · Southbank Centre · Stone Nest · The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre · The Lowry · The Place · The Point · The Royal Ballet Studio Programme · Tintype Gallery · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · ZOO Venues
Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of its funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.
Activate produces, presents and promotes theatre, dance and outdoor arts and is the home of the Inside Out Dorset festival. It aims to be a national leader in presenting outdoor land based arts and works with international partners in the development of this art form: to engage large and diverse audiences and the associated work with venues, promoters and community partners in its participatory programme. Activate supports the development of a diverse contemporary practice in performance, including dance, theatre, outdoor arts and all the extraordinary ways they are presented; from live art, physical theatre, digital arts, puppetry to contemporary circus.
A cutting-edge organisation working to enhance the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance in the UK. Akademi works to enhance excellence in the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance within a contemporary artistic, social and educational context.
artsdepot is an award winning cultural hub incorporating a 395 seat theatre, 148 seat studio theatre, gallery, café, bar, studios, and architecturally stunning public spaces. artsdepot has been celebrating the arts since it opened in 2004. Every year artsdepot welcomes over 140,000 people who come to watch, learn or be inspired.
London Studio Centre are residents at artsdepot. The college has an outstanding international reputation for providing dance training in a wide variety of disciplines.
The iconic building, designed by Sir Basil Spence and formerly known as the Gardner Arts Centre, has been transformed into a modern, flexible environment for exhibitions and performance, and an important new teaching and research space for the University of Sussex. The building takes its new title in tribute of the University’s former Chancellor Lord (Richard) Attenborough and his family. The space now hosts a state-of-the-art flexible auditorium with up to 350 seats (480 standing), gallery and display areas designed for art and audio visual installations, rehearsal studios, breakout creativite spaces, and a new café and bar – to be enjoyed by students, staff and the public.
The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund is dedicated to supporting artists’ current practice and research. The Fund supports the research and development of new choreography, aiming to recognise and address what choreography is today and what choreographers’ needs are in today’s complex and ever-changing local and international landscape.
Cambridge Junction is the arts centre in Cambridge where art meets life. At Cambridge Junction, audiences and artists experience and explore contemporary performance, popular culture, creative learning, and the rich territories in-between. Cambridge Junction is committed to art and entertainment that is up-and-coming, youthful and cutting-edge, and seeks to be relevant and meaningful to the lives of audiences. Located in the South West of Cambridge, fifteen minutes walk from the centre of the city, Cambridge Junction is an edgy urban venue serving communities from across the city and the region. Cambridge Junction has three primary spaces: J1 is a large versatile performance and social space with a standing capacity of 850; J2 is a 220 seat theatre; and J3 is a light-filled multipurpose space excellent for learning, rehearsal and talks.
Coreo Cymru is the Creative Producer for dance in Wales and was set up in 2012 to encourage and manage the creation and production of new dance activity, and to support the development of Wales-based artists and companies. The programme, initiated and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, has been developed in partnership between Creative Producer Carole Blade and Chapter, and includes relationships with Wales-based organisations along with international partnerships and co-producers.
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and Chief Executive Emma Gladstone, celebrates 21st century choreography across the capital and beyond. Since 1978, Dance Umbrella has brought 706 contemporary dance artists from 32 countries to over one million people in London. Over the past 38 years the festival has brought audiences a multitude of exceptional artists for the very first time, including names that have since below internationally recognised such as Anne Teresa De Keesmaeker and Trisha Brown, as well as championing UK artists including Akram Khan and Michael Clark at the start of their careers. Dance Umbrella operates a year round Creative Learning Programme which allows people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with dance.
Dance4 is an internationally recognised, experimental dance organisation with a strong regional programme and a unique voice in the UK dance sector. As well as supporting international and UK artists who are interested in the development of dance, they also have a strategic role for dance development across the East Midlands working with a range of partners, venues and individuals to create exciting opportunities to bring dance artists and communities together. Dance4’s artists’ programmes include residencies, research, performances and the biennial Nottdance Festival. Their regional work for children and young people’s dance includes U. Dance platforms supporting young people from across the region to perform and our Centre For Advanced Training in Dance, which nurtures aspiring, talented young dancers.
Based at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Ipswich waterfront, DanceEast hosts 50 dance classes each week in its world-class studios in a variety of styles, for all ages and abilities. DanceEast delivers ground-breaking work; bringing dance to people in schools, hospices and sheltered housing, working with people with Parkinson’s, Dementia and from all walks of life. Supporting dancers and choreographers is at the heart of the organisation and work includes an Associate Artist scheme, Choreographic Development Fund, Advanced Classes and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.
DanceXchange is one of the UK’s leading dance houses, and a centre of excellence for dance participation, performance and production. DanceXchange produces and promotes the best of UK and international dance, working collaboratively and in partnership with artists, dance companies and other talented individuals to create new work and involve more people.
DanceXchange also produces the biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome. One of the largest and most diverse dance festivals in the world, IDFB presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Déda is a creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally. Déda’s mission is to deliver an exceptional programme to as wide an audience as possible and be recognised for its outstanding contribution in the field of Dance Development and Learning. Housing a 124 capacity studio theatre, three dance studios, meeting room facilities and the CUBE café bar, Déda offers a weekly class programme and a year-round professional performance programme for children, young people and adults, and an extensive community development programme. By providing a ladder of creative opportunities for artists, audiences and participants, Déda aims to foster an understanding of and respect for dance and related art forms. Déda also hosts a BA (Hons) degree in Dance in partnership with the University of Derby.
East London Dance works to develop a dynamic and inclusive dance culture for communities and artists across, and beyond, East London. We have been a pioneer of dance development throughout the East London boroughs for the past 24 years, and from our base at Stratford Circus arts centre in the London Borough of Newham, we produce a range of dance experiences for everyone in the culturally rich communities of east London. ELD promote creative and personal development through dance for people of all ages, and offer progression routes, training and professional development for young dancers, artists and dance leaders. East London Dance is the lead hub for Big Dance across east London.
As a unique champion for dance in London, Greenwich Dance provides a meeting place for dance artists and the local community. It has developed an eclectic programme of activities including courses, classes, performances and events to engage a wide range of people in process, participation, performance and production. Greenwich Dance is committed to simultaneously delivering an accessible programme of work and creating an inspiring environment for dance artists. In order to create space for dance to transform lives it encourages innovation and experimentation between home-grown and international artists and local communities where people can move and be moved.
Hull Dance aims to establish a dynamic dance ecology by supporting the development of regional and local dancers (from recent dance graduates to established artists) and companies through initiatives such as the Hull Dance Prize, weekly professional dance classes in contemporary and ballet, mentoring projects and a programme of national dance in a number of venues in the city. Hull Dance is an initiative of Hull City Council’s Arts Development team. Building on ten years of development work and with the support of Arts Council England, the 2015 – 2017 programme aims to develop capacity at an exciting time in Hull as we build to UK City of Culture 2017. Hull Dance is a collaborative partnership and involves Hull City Council, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull College, dance specialist Keyna Paul and local professional dancer Joanne Ashbridge. It is supported by Hull City Council, Arts Council England and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
The Lawrence Batley Theatre is a flourishing home for the arts at the centre of Huddersfield. Housed in a spectacular former Methodist chapel dating from 1819, the LBT was opened in 1994, after almost 20 years of campaigning from local supporters who wanted a professional theatre in Huddersfield. The LBT is cutting-edge, standing out from the crowd and offering something different. LBT regularly showcases work that can’t be seen anywhere else in the region and presents world premiere events.
The LBT has two main spaces for performance, the Main House, with a capacity of 450, and the smaller Syngenta Cellar, which stages intimate folk and jazz concerts, new plays and up-and-coming comedians at a monthly Comedy Cellar. The Theatre’s wide-ranging and innovative education and community outreach work takes it out into every corner of Kirklees, offering young people and adults alike the chance to participate in the arts through classes, creative sessions, half-term projects and workshops.
LIFT is a festival of international theatre and performance that connects the World with London and London with the World. In our long tradition of creating work that challenges the definition of what theatre can be, we have worked not only with theatre makers but with choreographers, visual artists and musicians. Recently we have supported artists whose practice blurs the distinction between dance and theatre, including David Rosenberg, Frauke Requardt and Dan Canham (JCRP I). For LIFT 2016 Artistic Director Mark Ball has travelled the world to curate a very special playlist of performances, politics and pop-culture for London, turning the city into a stage with over 30 events hailing from 14 different countries, working with venues such as The Place and Sadler’s Wells and presenting work from Rosemary Lee (JCRP I), Alain Platel, Antony Hamilton, Inne Goris, Hofesh Shechter and Constanza Macras.
London College of Fashion, UAL is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education. LCF has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. With over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and 165 short courses across every subject, LCF encourages students to examine the past and challenge the present, to have inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. LCF gives them the skills, opportunities – and above all, the freedom – to put those ideas into practice.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is the useful museum, a civic institution that promotes art as a tool for social change. Its programme integrates exhibitions and collection displays with learning activities, off-site projects, commissions and community-focused initiatives. It plays a key role in the cultural ecology of North East England, particularly Teesside, and is internationally recognised for its mission.
Founded in 2004, Migrations brings international contemporary dance, performance and interactive installations to Wales while developing innovative collaborations, commissions and partnerships in Wales and further afield.
In the past few years Migrations has increasingly worked in the public space, exploring new and exciting ways of presenting work and engaging with audiences. To create unique experiences rooted in Wales Migrations collaborates with challenging and inventive artists, local communities and groups, national and international partners. Migrations’ projects come in all sort of sizes and shapes, from large scale site-specific commissions to dance film production with amateurs participants and interactive installations, variously using empty shops, rural landscapes, trees and urban architecture as a stage. Based in North Wales, Migrations has presented UK and Wales premieres across Wales and as part of international exchanges.
Pavilion Dance South West is a National Dance Development supporting dance strategy and activity development in the South West and representing the South West Dance sector nationally. It works collaboratively with partners across the South West who share a commitment to develop and sustain opportunities for people in the region to make, present, watch and participate in Dance. Pavilion Dance South West launched Pavilion Dance in September 2010, a national centre of excellence for dance located behind the Pavilion Theatre and facing the gardens and the sea front in the centre of Bournemouth.
ResCen, the Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts, is a multi-disciplinary, artist–driven research centre. It is designed to be a bridge between academia and the practices of professional performing artists. Established in 1999, its base is at Middlesex University, London. ResCen is centrally concerned with the artist at work, and with the ways in which the working artist, under the usual pressures of the arts marketplace, can be enabled to: reflect on her/his own creative processes; document these processes; make these materials, musings and critical reflections available to others; participate in knowledge exchange and transfer across research disciplines, professional specialisms and in a variety of social contexts; and contribute to policy and strategy debates in the arts nationally and internationally.
Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts venue. Once a vast leather factory, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road was transformed into a multi-arts venue, all 62,000 feet of it. Stretched over five floors Rich Mix has a three-screen cinema showing the latest releases as well as taking part in a number of independent film festivals. There is also a multitude of flexible performance spaces where Rich Mix works with both emerging and established artists, and support them to deliver and develop their artistic practice. Rich Mix’s aim is to be a place where the communities of the world, who are the citizens of East London and beyond, can come together to experience and make world class art and feel that it’s a place where they belong. Rich Mix is committed to delivering excellent art to increasing and increasingly diverse audiences.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-leading conservatoire embedded within the University of London with recognised expertise in the areas of acting and actor-training; applied and social theatre; directing, directors, scenography and design; and cultural histories of performance. Central supports a dynamic research community of staff and postgraduate research students and is committed to research that articulates and promotes an inclusive vision of theatre and performance and its place in society of the twenty-first century. Crucially, much of this research operates at the intersection with industry and is realised with partners from a range of sectors, including theatres, film bodies, local authorities, NGOs, charities, cultural festivals, and the museum sector.
Sadler’s Wells is the UK’s leading dance house, uniquely dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences. Sadler’s Wells is committed to producing, commissioning and presenting works of the highest standards, crossing the boundaries between different art forms. Sadler’s Wells believes dance is the art form of the moment. No other form has the potential to reach so many people, crossing cultural boundaries and appealing to diverse audiences. From contemporary dance to tango, hip hop to flamenco, tap to kathak, choreographers are reinventing dance and undertaking bold collaborations with visual artists and musicians. Sadler’s Wells is playing a leading role in making this happen through the commissioning of new work.
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, Site Gallery works in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. At the heart of what Site Gallery does, is to connect people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through our public programmes and participatory activity.
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre occupying a 21-acre site in the midst of London’s vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. Southbank Centre includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery, and The Poetry Library, as well as restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside. Southbank Centre encourages everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways and offers a wide range of cultural events including music, dance, art, performance and spoken word events throughout the year.
Southbank Centre is committed to working with young, emerging and established talent across the artistic community and currently supports four Resident Orchestras, 14 Artists in Residence and over 100 other artistic organisations as well as managing the Arts Council Collection on behalf of Arts Council England and curating the Hayward Touring Exhibition programme in venues throughout the UK.
Stone Nest is a new arts organisation and future performance space based in a former Welsh chapel on Shaftesbury Avenue. Situated in the heart of London’s world-renowned theatreland, it is ideally placed to bring the brilliant and experimental to a new audience. Stone Nest will offer British and international artists a platform for cutting-edge exploration across a diverse range of theatre, dance, music, video and performance art. Stone Nest is committed to producing and presenting highly visual performance that will resonate with this unique space in spirit and form.
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre is the largest theatre and arts centre in Taunton, Somerset’s County Town. It is a multi-purpose arts centre, catering for professional arts organisations, community groups, schools and businesses. The venue contains a 350 seat auditorium which hosts a variety of productions, films and conferences; a 60 seat studio theatre which also operates as a rehearsal studio and conference space; a Creative Hub which is perfect for visual arts and craft activities, rehearsal and classes; a Gallery which exhibits work and also functions as a workshop space; and a function room used for meetings, exhibitions, events, recitals and groups. There is also a large promenade bar area which regularly exhibits visual art and literary content.
Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and metallic surfaces. The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community. The Lowry houses two main theatres and studio space for performing arts (1,730, 466 and 180 seats respectively) presenting a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, children’s shows, popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions. A breathtaking new international landmark, The Lowry is a “must see” tourist attraction – not just a venue, but a destination. The Lowry increases opportunities for social interaction within the community and generate a spirit of participation. Above all, it is an exciting and stimulating venue for education, recreation and creativity.
Located in the heart of London, The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance. One of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, where artists from all over the world come to push creative boundaries, to experiment and to perform outstanding new work for audiences who expect to be surprised, inspired and delighted. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company, a 280 seat theatre, an extensive range of classes, courses and participatory opportunities for adults and young people, and professional development programmes for artists.
A regional powerhouse for contemporary dance, theatre and combined arts, The Point presents bold, innovative and inspirational new work.
Through creative residencies in a world-class Creation Space and a trail-blazing Associate Artist Scheme, The Point supports artists to develop new work and reach new audiences. The Point specialises in programming risk-taking contemporary performance; its programme of professional dance, theatre, comedy and film attracts the very best British and international artists to the region. Engaging thousands of participants each year, The Point teaches skills, raises aspirations and inspires the next generation, developing Eastleigh as a creative community.
Integral to the work of the Royal Opera House is its contemporary programming. Dance and cross-art form work previously programmed by ROH2 has been assimilated into The Royal Ballet and from the 13/14 season will be presented as The Royal Ballet Studio Programme. This continues ROH’s commitment to commissioning innovative and challenging dance and collaborating with other creative organizations providing opportunities for performers and audiences to experiment and collaborate in vibrant, creative ways. The Royal Ballet Studio Programme commissions and produces dance for the Linbury Studio Theatre, Clore Studio Upstairs and the Paul Hamlyn Hall alongside choreographic development initiatives and occasional festivals.
Tintype supports distinctive international artists. Its gallery programme is informed and led by artists’ practices. Once a year Tintype offers the gallery as a project space leading to a subsequent show. Tintype also helps emerging artists develop their work critically and commercially. Annually Tintype offers a solo show to a young artist who has recently graduated from art school.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, Trinity Laban also provides exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes. The unequalled expertise and experience of Trinity Laban staff and its world-class facilities are housed in landmark buildings.
ZOO Venues runs 6 unique performance spaces as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with dance and physical theatre forming over fifty percent of its programme. Winner of the Herald Archangel in 2008 the venue remains committed to producing a curated programme of high quality physical work.