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Stomping Ground is a commission group of leading UK arts organisations dedicated to commissioning bold and original dance work made for outdoor spaces, that captures the attention and imaginations of audiences in urban, rural, festival or high street spaces.

The Stomping Ground group has been commissioning original outdoor work since 2018. The partnership changes each year, and 2023-24 commissioning partners comprise of FABRIC, FESTIVAL.ORG, The Place, Strike A Light and Tramway, together with presentation partner Sismograf Festival in Olot, Catalonia. Previous partners include Creative Crawley, and we are delighted to welcome Appetite in 2024-25.

Commissions see UK-based dance artists supported on a journey from development, right through to production and touring. Alongside the commission fee (£20,000-25,000), the partners can also offer R&D space, marketing guidance, some producing support, and other guidance.

Stomping Ground commissioned works includes;

  • Land Empathy by Richard Chappell Dance                                        (2023/24)
  • TREAD by WALKER Movement Theatre Company (Jessica Walker) (2022/23)
  • CROWD_CTRL by AndroidX (Malick Bright) and MHz                        (2021/22)
  • Deva  by Pagrav Dance (Urja Desai Thakore) and Hetain Patel         (2021/22)
  • Born To Protest by Just Us Dance Theatre/ Joseph Toonga             (2020/21)
  • Future Cargo by Requardt & Rosenberg                                             (2019/20)
  • Icarus by Southpaw Dance (Robbie Graham)                                    (2018/19)

Find out more about the projects supported by clicking the boxes below.



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