With support from Surf The Wave’s Showcase Legacy Support fund we are pleased to invite proposals for a seed commission for a Wales based practitioner to develop a proposal for a new dance or dance theatre project for younger audiences.


After the UK Dance Showcase in May last year we submitted an application to Surf The Wave for support towards the development of work for younger audiences in Wales.

The first part of the project saw Second Hand Dance perform Touch as part of Cardiff Dance Festival in November. Since then we’ve begun developing an action plan to support audience development and the future presentation of work by a network of partners across Wales. The third part of the project involves this seed commission as a way of encouraging the creation of a new piece of work.

Commission details:

The aim of the seed commission is to help an individual practitioner, who may have a project company they work through, to develop a proposal for which we can jointly seek production development support. We have £1,500 available for the commission. No match funding is required at this stage, but applicants may have other resources they can utilise.

The commission is open to any Wales based dance or dance theatre practitioner. Work on the commission should be scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2020. Given the health crisis we are living through we appreciate we may need to be flexible about this, but we are keen to proceed with the commission as we know the income could be beneficial to a one, or more, freelance practitioners over the coming months.

Click here for further information and details about how to submit a proposal.


Closing date: 08/04/2020