Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to SED to fund my work?
South East Dance is not a funding body. We support artists through our projects and initiatives some of which include commissioning funds. Many of our projects have open application processes; join our mailing list to receive advance notice of when schemes go live.
Can you recommend a dance teacher or dance classes in my local area in a specific dance style?
South East Dance does not currently hold a directory of all dance teachers or classes in the South East as we are not funded to do so. However we would advise you to undertake web based research. The following links may be useful:
We also run a programme of dance classes at our Studios in Kent. Visit What's On for details.
Can I do work experience at South East Dance?
South East Dance is unable to offer school age pupils work experience, however we do offer volunteer opportunities for young people 16 – 24 years and a structured traineeship opportunity which has an application process.
For more details contact Helen Bonner.
Can I work for South East Dance?
What is South East Dance's Commissioning policy?
South East Dance commissions and co-commissions the creation of dance. Importantly, we are a strategic commissioner and seek to place resources where benefits will be far-reaching. Commissions are usually the result of an already-developed creative relationship with an artist or company. Creative relationships are developed through participation in or involvement with South East Dance's programme of activity. Our commissions are usually initiated by our CEO/Artistic Director.
How can I apply to become a South East Dance Associate Artist?
South East Dance's Associates are selected for a two year period of support. The current Associate Artists Programme has now finished. To find out about the next application process, visit What We Do > For Artists.
What venues in the South East can I contact to book my tour?
We are developing a comprehensive list of venues, which will state their capacity, artistic programme aims and main contacts. We plan to update this twice a year. Please contact us for further information.
Can SED offer support for my dance film?
South East Dance no longer offers specific initiatives and funding for dance film. However we see dance film as part of broader choreographic practice and dance filmmakers are eligible to apply for any of our schemes and opportunities to support their dance filmmaking practice.