Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund shortlist announced

Ideas Fund Summit, 2016. Photo: Jeremy Freedman

The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund offers dance creatives the chance to pitch for upto £5,000 plus mentoring support to research, test, or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas.

We had an amazing number of applications for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund, receiving almost 70 applications. We were incredibly impressed with the calibre and variety of ideas submitted and it was a very tough selection process.

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists invited to pitch their ideas to the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund panel on Friday 31 March at the Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit:

Carolina Paulino da Silva Adewale
Charlene Davies, Hoop Hop
Charlie Lee George, Dark Island Dance
Eleesha Drennan, Eleesha Drennan Dance
Emily Labhart, Dancehall Origins
Emma Houston, Emma Houston Dance Company
Haseeb Hearn, Rain Crew LTD
Jessica Wright, Jess and Morgs Films
Jo Rhodes
Joe Garbett, Joe Garbett Dance
Jorge Crecis, SQx
Kendra Horsburgh, BirdGang Dance Company
Kwesi Johnson, The Cultural Assembly
Maria da Luz GhoumrassiDa Luz Dance Company
Mariana Lucia Marquez & Emma Zangs, Marquez&Zangs / Metaspeech
Mars El Brogy, Salah El Brogy Company
Poppy Burton-Morgan, Metta Theatre
Rashmi Becker, Step Change Studios
Sharon Davis, JazzMAD (Jazz Music And Dance Co.)
Tim Casson, Casson & Friends
Tom Rowland-Rees, Boiled Heads
Tony Adigun, Avant Garde Dance
Trine Garrett & Camila Franca, [Foreign Affairs]

To fund and support the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund we have put together a consortium of partners who include some of the UKís and East Londonís leading creative organisations:

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund Investing Partners:
Foundation for FutureLondon, English National Ballet, Sadlerís Wells, Dancersí Career Development, Hackney Council & Discover Young Hackney, Redbridge Drama Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund Supporting Partners:
One Dance UK, Rich Mix, Studio Wayne McGregor, University of East London

The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund is part of the Dance Enterprise Hub supported by Foundation for FutureLondon.