This sounds really useful and significant. I’ve long felt The Place needed to break out and move up a gear…
30 June 2017
For immediate release:
The Place Retains Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation Status And Launches Ambitious New Producing And Touring Model
The Place has received confirmation from Arts Council England that it has maintained its status as a National Portfolio Organisation at its current level of funding for another four years, from 2018.
This support will enable The Place to continue its multi-strand approach of nurturing dance artists and delivering brilliant dance performances. Significantly, between 2018 – 2022, the organisation will embark on a new trajectory which will allow it to work with more artists than ever before and bring dance to a much wider range of audiences, both across the UK and beyond. There will be an innovative, bold focus on producing and supporting work by many different independent artists, with the aim of increasing the number of high quality, small and mid-scale dance productions suitable for touring, particularly in rural areas. Working in partnership with dance companies and other organisations, The Place will aim to get more people involved in watching and taking part in dance all around the UK as well as at their home in London.
The new funding from Arts Council England means that the Richard Alston Dance Company can undertake three major national and international tours performing new work by Richard Alston and Martin Lawrance, including celebratory performances to mark 50 years since Richard began working as a choreographer. 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of RADC and will be its last year as The Place’s resident dance company.[ENDS]