Theatre and Performance UK freelance taskforce

    In order to support freelance dance artists in Wales, Rubicon and National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) have each signed this letter (which is also available in BSL here) and have each committed to pay a freelance artist to be part of the ‘theatre and performance UK freelance taskforce’. Groundwork initiated the programme with Rubicon and…

    An Apology

    Dear dancers, movers and makers, A couple of days ago we shared a list of links to work by dance artists of colour and diverse heritage. It has been brought to our attention that this was inappropriate, unwelcome and a performative demonstration. We want to publicly own this error and offer our sincere and absolute apology. We…

    2nd of June

    ARTISTS SHARE THEIR WORK – Laila Diallo

    ACW clarification re. Stabilisation for Individuals

    ACW have released further guidance around the need to earn 50% of income from freelance work and/or arts work which means some people who thought they were ineligible may in fact be eligible: Point 11: https://arts.wales/sites/default/files/2020-06/Additional%20Clarifications%20-%20Individuals%20Stabilisation%20Fund.pdf The guidelines are not subject to HMRC definitions i.e you may be on payroll for some work but essentially…

    Fy Ynys Las

    Artists share their practice – Eddie Ladd

    ACW Stabilisation Fund for Individuals

    ACW Stabilisation Fund for Individuals Opens on 29th May and closes 15th June for 1-10K Guidelines and FAQ’s are here: https://arts.wales/stabilisation-fund-for-individuals On 15th May Groundwork held an open Zoom meeting to discuss the above fund. Below is an outline of the scheme and queries/responses that came up during that conversation. We put a number of…

    Announcing Seeds Dispersed Residency Artists

    Announcing the artists who are receiving our Seeds Dispersed grants to research and create projects remotely Groundwork have allocated the remaining budget for this program to allowing dance artists in Wales to keep making and creating. We had a huge number of wonderful applications and wished we had budget to fund many more. These are…

    UPDATED USEFUL LINKS

      Practice One Dance UK has collated what they say is a comprehensive list of online dance classes. It is a little overwhelming but helpfully laid out in calendar form and super handy if you are looking for a nice varied source of practices. For a somatic and improvised approach, our friends at Independent Dance have gone…

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Seeds Dispersed Open Call

Audio Description   Groundwork are delighted to offer three paid residencies to dance/movement artists based in Wales, to be completed in November. The residency can take many forms; we want it to be shaped by you and your current artistic enquiries. It does not need to be product driven, but can be if that is…

Freelance Cultural Recovery Fund

Freelance Cultural Recovery Fund https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/covid-19-support-business Welsh Government are opening the Cultural Recovery Fund for freelancers this Mon 5th Oct. If eligible, freelancers can receive a grant of £2500. The eligibility checker is here. It will operate on a first come first served basis and there will be a second round in a few weeks (date tbc). You will need…

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