The BBC Performing Arts Fund has recently awarded a total of £130,000 to 13 dance organisations across the UK. Each organisation will host a Dance Fellowship placement in order to support talented individuals through the early stages of their dance careers and help them establish themselves in the professional world.
The charity is funded through revenue from the voting lines of BBC One entertainment programmes such as
I'd do Anything and Over the Rainbow .
Each year the Fund's work focuses on a different art form – music, dance or theatre – and grants are distributed via two schemes, one for individuals and one for community groups.
Having been busy in 2011 creating opportunities for dance organisations and individuals across the UK, the BBC Performing Arts Fund will turn its attention to music in 2012.
Visit the BBC Performing Arts Fund website.