Greenwich Dance awarded £58k grant

Published: 9 April 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Greenwich Dance

Greenwich Dance has been awarded a grant of £58k from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

As well as continuing its work on ArtsUnboxed, which launches this spring with six new works, this further investment will allow Greenwich Dance to continue its focus on creative education and artist support and address issues around loneliness and isolation in the community. The company will re-site its NRgDance youth programme in schools and look to build on the success of its recently launched Arts Awards, a free resource for those in Greenwich to incorporate the arts into the curriculum.

It will also allow it to explore new ways of delivering live COVID-compliant performances over the summer, following its socially distanced doorstep tour last autumn.

Melanie Precious, Chief Executive Office of Greenwich Dance said, “I am truly grateful that Greenwich Dance has been awarded this further support through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This vital investment will allow us to continue to do dance differently, by finding innovative new ways of supporting artists and connecting communities through dance.

“Although COVID has been devastating to our normal model of operation, I am proud, that, alongside my incredible team and the artists and producers we have been working so closely with, we have managed to successfully navigate these challenging times and continue to be there for our creatives, communities and for each other as we begin to emerge from this crisis.”