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FUNDING: Drummond Lockyer Fund for Dance 09.04.24


We are pleased to announce two funding streams this year: Performance and R&D – model we expect to continue in future. Applications are now open and will close at 11am on Tuesday 9 April 2024.


The Performance stream is similar to what has been offered previously, and will offer funds to a project expected to reach the stage within two years of our grant being confirmed, by May 2026 at the latest. The project should involve new music being written for new dance, culminating in performance with dancers and live music-making. Grants from this fund are usually for composers and choreographers who have not collaborated before, or are breaking significant new creative ground together.


This year we expect to offer a total of £20,000 in grants from the Performance stream. While this could go to one entity outright, we expect it will go to two or three, with grants in the region of £5,000 to £10,000 each.


The Research & Development (R&D) stream is new. It is for a choreographer and composer who have never brought work to the stage together before, to devote some time to exploring potential collaboration and plant the seeds of a project they might subsequently bring to the stage together with live musicians. R&D activity should take place between May 2024 and December 2024. Recipients will be asked to tell us as about their progress and what they have learned from the R&D time, and what they hope to do next as a result.


This year we expect to offer a total of £15,000 in grants from the R&D stream, and expect this to be several grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 each.


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Potential applicants can contact us for further guidance by email at or phone on 020 7287 0019.

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