We're pleased to confirm that we remain part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-2022.
Dancefest’s Director, Rose Beeston, says: “We‘re a small organisation and yet we reach a large number and range of people each year. The support of the Arts Council is vital in enabling us to continue to develop and build on this work, to make a real difference to the quality of life in our communities, and to raise income from a wide variety of other sources.”
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: "Dancefest is experienced at creating opportunities for people of all ages to experience the joy of dance. Its work gives people the chance to dance just for fun, or with the support they need to take their talents to the next level. Over the coming years we look forward to seeing our funding support Dancefest to inspire more people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.”
The funding climate is difficult for the arts sector and we still face a challenging future but this is great news and gives us a strong foundation on which to build our future plans.
We send congratulations to all NPO organisations, both old and new, and our thoughts are also with colleagues who have been unsuccessful.
There are lots of ways to get involved with Dancefest this summer:
Develop and Deepen Advanced Contemporary class (18+) on Thursday 6 July at the University of Worcester.
Watch Out Worcester Performance Project (18+) Saturday 15 July at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, to create a short pop up performance for Watch Out Worcester on Saturday 22 July.
We're leading dance workshops for children at the Three Choirs Festival on Tuesday 25 July.
There's a Big Jigsaw Inclusive Dance Summer School (16+) on Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 August at the Courtyard in Hereford.
One World In Our Park is on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 August and Monday 28 August at the Horizon Centre and Fort Royal Park in Worcester.
We're running some of our Chance to Dance classes in Worcestershire over the summer holidays. Contact Elizabeth Crosswell to find out more.
We run over 30 weekly classes across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
A regular or one off donation however small is gratefully received and will support Dancefest’s continuing contribution to the cultural life of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
If you'd like to discuss ways you can support Dancefest with absolutely no pressure to commit, please contact Melissa Porter.
We've been talking to people who come to our classes, to celebrate their achievements and help other people see how they can get involved with Dancefest.