Siobhan Davies Dance

Support Future Artists

Help us to support young people aged 14-24 to explore their creativity and grow as individuals through dance, choreography and other artistic disciplines. Through courses, workshops and one-to-one mentoring we aim to empower and nurture the next generation of dance artists and choreographers.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1010786)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£7,128

Amount raised

£9,932

Donations

54

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • It's essential that young people are part of creative programmes, because their future will insist that they have creative solutions to a complicated world

    — Siobhan Davies, Artistic Director

  • Supporting this programme is investing in young people's future

    — Amy Bell, Artist

  • My life in London wouldn't be what it is now without Siobhan Davies Dance

    — Next Chotreography participant

  • My life in London wouldn't be what it is now without Siobhan Davies Dance

    — Next Chotreography participant

  • Supporting this programme is investing in young people's future

    — Amy Bell, Artist

  • It's essential that young people are part of creative programmes, because their future will insist that they have creative solutions to a complicated world

    — Siobhan Davies, Artistic Director

Situation

Arts education is being pushed to the margins with education increasingly viewed in narrow, instrumental terms. Dance courses in the UK are again focusing on dance technique, we feel this is at the expense of developing of creative capacity and critical thinking skills; which can be applied toward developing a creative practice in the arts and creative industries. This is incompatible with a future of rich creativity in the UK.

Solution

Our youth programme draws on our strengths as a choreography-focused organisation to engage young people in the exploration of different art forms and offers an intensive experience that gives them the confidence, skills and perspective to inform future choices which may or may not entail a professional career in the arts. YAAG enables these participants to establish a long term relationship with us, building new projects to support their artistic development.