The Ideas Fund brings together an eclectic mix of both creative and commercial organisations to co-invest in the newest creative talent in east London. The fund is designed to enable dance creatives to research, test and/or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas. Since its launch in 2016 a total of £60,000 plus in-kind support has been awarded across three rounds.
These three Ideas Fund rounds have supported 20 artists and their creative projects to reach over 111,000 audiences, work with over 3000 participants and fundraise an additional £247,000!
- In 2019 funds and/or in-kind support were awarded to Kasia Truefitt, Kate Scanlan, Kloé Dean, Michael Simon, Joel O’Donoghue, Grace Okereke
You can find full details of the 2019 Ideas Fund awarded projects here
“The connections and relationships built from the Ideas Fund was really key to the growth of our project. We really needed a wealth of dance organisations involved and I feel like this fund really gave us that!” Ideas Fund Award recipient
- In 2017 funds and/or in-kind support were awarded to Emma Houston, Jo Rhodes, Mars El Brogy, Rashmi Becker, Sharon Davis, Tom Rowlands-Rees & Clint St Clair, Carolina Adewale, Joe Garbett, Lisa Hood
You can find full details of the 2017 Ideas Fund awarded projects here
“Without the Ideas Fund Boiled Heads would still just be an idea. Now we’ve been able to make it real, try it out, make mistakes, find out what works and we now have a model we can bring to commercial partners.” Ideas Fund Award Recipient
- In 2016 funds and/or in-kind support were awarded to Anna Buonomo, Cindy Claes, Lee Griffiths, Lanre Malaolu, Wayne Parsons, Joanna Rhodes, Jade Shaw, Cathy Waller
You can find full details of 2016 Ideas Fund awarded projects here
“The Ideas Fund is a great example of an opportunity to see what is possible. I want to say a huge thank you for this amazing opportunity and support.” Ideas Fund Award Recipient
If you’re interested and would like to get involved as a partner please contact Amy Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ideas Fund has been supported by a range of leading UK organisations across the 3 years: