It has been a very difficult decision, but following the dissapoiting news that we weren’t successful in our funding application to Arts Council England, the BDN Team have decided to postpone our proposed activity this Autumn.
We feel it goes against our principals to hold events when we are unable to pay/cover costs of the artists taking part. We are also currently not in a position to give our own time for free.
We will re-submit to ACE. We are on a learning curve, carving a new route of professional development for artists in the city. This bump in the road will not stop us. Our partner organisations are continuing to support us and are helping us grow during this tricky time. We have also been incredibly touched by the support from both the local and national independent dance community.
Massive thanks to everyone who had already applied to Introducing… and ChoreoMatch. Please keep your eye out for when we re-advertise these events, probably next year.
In the mean time please ensure you have completed our survey to help us strengthen our re-submission.
Also watch out for news about BDN at Birmingham Weekender!
Together we are stronger.