BEYOND- Archive of Supported Project

By Laura Fisher on 18.01.24

BEYOND PROJECT ARCHIVE

The BEYOND fund was first launched in 2018 to mark 10 years of The Work Room and an individual giving campaign was setup to support TWR’s activities through its newly acquired charitable status.

BEYOND is a seed funding initiative made up of individual giving donations and membership fees. It aims to support artist-led projects and practices that take dance beyond the studio to connect more people to dance, while also fostering collaboration and artistic community within TWR membership.

Piloting a first round of awards in 2019, the fund was then paused during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when TWR suspended its membership fees to financially support its artist members. In May 2022, we re-launched the BEYOND fund following a period of evaluation, member consultation and review.

The newly relaunched fund experimented with a new model of application and selection for Beyond and for TWR, and ran from May 2022 to April 2023, awarding 5 x member-led projects seed funding of £1500, through four quarterly selection processes.

BEYOND accepts applications from members in the form of joint proposals from two or more members working together. It has currently supported eight member-led projects with seed funding.

BEYOND is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for the 2024 funding cycle. EOI’s can be submitted at any time from 18 Jan – 28 Nov 2024.

The BEYOND Funding available for the 2024 Awards cycle is £6000, which will be awarded as 4 x £1500 seed-funding awards.

 

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

2024 | BEYOND funding available = £6000 | Projects Supported in the 2024 funding cycle

SPRING AWARD - £1500 - PENNY CHIVAS & STEPHANIE HELLEWELL BAIRD - ORCADIAN DANCES

'Orcadian Dances' brings together dance artists Stephanie Hellewell Baird and Penny Chivas to deliver workshops over three days on the Orkney mainland and islands, piloting a model for cross-collaborative exchange with visiting artists, which will enrich the diversity of the dance offering in Orkney.

2022 – 2023 | BEYOND funding available = £7500 | Projects Supported in the 2022 – 2023 funding cycle

SUMMER AWARD – £1500 - KIRSTIN HALIDAY WITH ANYA SIRINA- IN THE GARDENS

‘In the Gardens’ was an outdoor dance project for residents of the Langside Estate (Glasgow), connecting the 1970s architecture of the estate with the ethos of 1970s postmodern dance that ‘everyone is a dancer’.

 

AUTUMN AWARD – £1500 - COLLECTIVE ENDEAVOURS – WEE OPEN FLOOR DAY (WORKING TITLE)

Collective Endeavours (involving TWR members Aya Kobayashi, Jer Reid, Molly Danter, Solene Weinachter, Dylan Read, and Bethany Edwards) piloted SPRING! - A Wee Open Floor Day: a family-friendly afternoon of improvised music and movement workshops and performances, where they shared their approach to improvisation and collective decision-making.

 

WINTER AWARD – £1500 - NINA ENEMARK WITH ANNA PORUBCANSKY – EMPOWERED BODIES

Nina delivered a block of weekly movement and voice sessions for women who face health and wellbeing inequalities, building on an existing relationship with the charity and social enterprise MsMissMrs. She received mentorship from Anna to further explore voice and singing as a way of creating intimacy and connection without touch.

 

SPRING AWARD 1 – £1500 - CLARINDA TSE & JIAN YI – JTTE OPEN WORKSHOPS

Clarinda & Jian lead a short series of open-level workshops for the local community in Glasgow, exploring performance-based art forms. Drawing on Eastern dance art traditions and performance, the sessions focussed on sharing knowledge and movement through a series of open practice workshops.

 

SPRING AWARD 2 – £1500 - CARMEN BERBEL-LAPAZ & NIAMH O’LOUGHLIN – FOUR SEASONS

Carmen & Niamh began to deliver an intergenerational dance project titled 'Four Seasons', which offered four community groups local to Perth and Dundee introductory movement workshops exploring different seasons in Vivaldi’s composition of the same name.

 

2019 – 2020 | BEYOND Funding Available | £4200 | Projects Supported in the 2019 -2020 funding cycle

AWARD 1 - £1400 - JULIA MCGHEE & PENNY CHIVAS – THE MORRICH PROJECT

The Morrich Project, saw Julia McGhee and Penny Chivas collaborating in Julia’s hometown of Tain in Easter Ross in the Highlands. They will engage local people of all ages in discussion and practical workshops to explore responses to RAF presence on the Morrich.

 

AWARD 2 - £1300 – TESS LETHAM & SKYE REYNOLDS – SOMETHING SMASHING WORKSHOPS

Tess Letham and Skye Reynolds are part of Something Smashing, a monthly improvisation performance event that brings together musicians and dancers. With support through from Beyond, they expanded their reach through a public workshop and performance event in Glasgow at Doors Open Day

 

AWARD 3 – £1500 - ELAINE KORDYS & JAYNE MIDDLETON – EARLY YEARS DANCE VIDEO RESOURCES

Jayne Middleton and Elaine Kordys worked together to create an online video resource to share their experiences of using dance and movement with early years children.

 

SUPPORT US

You can help us to support more projects like these, by donating to BEYOND through a one off or regular charitable donation to The Work Room. More information here.

The Work Room (Dance) is a limited company by guarantee with charitable status, registered in Scotland with Company No SC343929 and registered Scottish Charity No SC049532 with its registered office at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

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