Friday, 26 February 2016
Arts Council of Wales grants to Dance in Wales
The Arts Council of Wales has published its portfolio allocations for 2015-2016 and recommendations for 2016-2017 and has some good news for Ballet Cymru. The company's grant will increase to £193,842 for the current year and an extra £50,000 is recommended for the year after. The National Dance Company of Wales will get £835,209 this year and £805,977 next year.
Ballet Cymru will start a nationwide tour with Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs on 20 May 2016 (see Tour Dates). It will also take Romeo a Juliet (which I reviewed in They're not from Chigwell - they're from a small Welsh Town called Newport 14 May 2013) to Portsmouth, Llanelli and Stevenage.
The company is also doing great educational and outreach work with ballet and body conditioning classes in Newport between 18:00 and 19:30 on Mondays. Next time I find myself in Swyddfa Batent I shall bring my shoes and leotard with me.