Stomping Ground, a commissioning group of leading UK arts organisations Creative Crawley, FABRIC (Dance4 and DanceXchange together), FESTIVAL.ORG, The Place and Tramway is seeking proposals for compelling, original and bold dance works that are made for outdoor spaces.
The chosen project will receive a £25k commission – Stomping Ground’s largest commission to date – towards an original work that is expected to be presented from summer 2023.
The Stomping Ground commission is an opportunity for artists to embark on the creation of new outdoor dance work that captures the attention and imaginations of audiences in urban, rural, festival or high street spaces. Previous Stomping Ground recipients include Robby Graham, Requardt & Rosenberg, Joseph Toonga, Pagrav Dance and AndroidX + MHz.
This year, the partners welcome Creative Crawley, a new arts charity in Crawley, West Sussex, to the Stomping Ground partnership. Commenting on what it means to join this partnership, Louise Blackwell from Creative Crawley says:
We are excited to be part of this group of inspiring people who are passionate about presenting high quality and accessible dance to the masses. I can’t wait to hear from the incredible UK based outdoor dance makers out there and welcome the commissioned piece to Crawley with open arms.