Groundwork has recently secured £5000 funding from Surf The Wave Seed Generator fund for Surffio Cymru – Building a model for sustained and mutual Artist/Venue support for dance across Wales.


We are currently meeting with 10 venues/programmers across Wales to understand their needs, resources and capacity for presenting dance. We are opening up conversations about how dance creation, presentation and touring can become more viable in Wales and exploring possible models that could support independent dance making, presentation and touring in Wales.

In December we will hold two artists meetings to share this learning with dance makers, enabling them to build informed relationships with venues/programmers. Together we will creatively envision structures and strategies that could support independent dance making, presentation and touring in Wales. (Details will be released soon on our GroundHub page)

We will build and seek to financially resource a longer term model that that has been co-authored by venues and artists in order to support independent dance making, presentation and touring in Wales.

Many thanks to Surf The Wave for supporting this project

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