Supported Artists benefit from:

  • A listing on Dance Surrey Pro
  • An opportunity to work within our Outreach & Education team
  • Two CPD sessions/year where we pay for their time to take part
Associated Artists

Who are they?
They may be dancers, dance groups or companies, choreographers or other dance-related artists and practitioners. This year 21/22 we are supporting six individuals on our Associate Artist Scheme and a Dance Company Tavaziva Dance.

Associated Artists in addition to the above benefit from (Funding dependent) an offer of a small bursary of up to £500.00 each which can be spent in a flexible way to help improve or develop them as an Artist. In 21/22 we offered six places.

In any one year, the support we provide to an artist or company may include:

  • a significant presence or residency at Dance Woking (a week or more)
  • mentoring and / or management input
  • input from a Dance Woking technician
  • enabling the production / sharing / performance (premiere) of new work.

What is the programme about? 
The programme is flexible and strategic, seeking to place investment where long-term impact will be greatest — whether on the art form, audiences or the artist’s opportunities. We will provide resources on a case-by-case basis.  

Why have it? 

We consider the input of dance and dance-related practitioners to be vital in keeping our organisation fresh and dynamic. Supported and Associate Artists are essential to this creative exchange. 

To find out who this years Supported Artists are view here, and for Associate Artists view here.


This year we have had insights from Bawren Tavaziva – Artistic Director and Choreographer Tavaziva Dance sharing details of his African Contemporary Dance Practise which is highly influenced by his Zimbabwe roots; Rob Macpherson, a brand guru, who recently started his own Company, Creating Impakt to lead in brand consultancy after working for many years in various arts venues including Birmingham Hippodrome.


Coming up we have Zoie Golding, Artistic Director, Choreographer and Producer ZoieLogic dance Theatre; Lucy McCrudden, Portfolio Career Dance Professional and Internet Entrepreneur with her site Dance Mama.

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