Fellowships - 2015 - 16
BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship: Dan Daw
Through the support of the BBC Performing Arts Fund (BBC PAF), artist Dan Daw joined South East Dance in January 2015 as our BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow. The BBC PAF is designed to support the next generation of performing arts talent - artists on the brink of becoming recognised but needing support to take the next step. Dan has embarked on a year-long programme of activity designed to support him in his transition from dance performer to Artistic Director and he’s currently working on a new piece entitled Beast. Visit our blog for some fantastic posts by Dan as he tracks his journey of development.
Established Artist Fellow: Wendy Houstoun
Wendy Houstoun is our Established Artist Fellow 2015. We created this Fellowship to support artists who have created a substantial body of work, giving them the time, space and support they need in order to reflect and work out their next move.
Wendy’s thoughts: “This year I will have been working for 35 years. This might have been a good moment for reflection were it not for the fact that I seem to have remained one of a large quantity of artists/makers who have remained committed freelance artists and still worryingly precarious after all these years.
I am looking forward to a bit of time over the next year where I can have some good solid conversations with these people about how we have managed to survive until this point- and how we might continue with or without the help of Nembutal.”
The Established Artist Fellowship is a one year scheme, which provides an established artist with support to reflect on their creative practice. The artist receives a financial and advisory package and the scheme is led by their artistry and enquiries. They support South East Dance in turn by offering ideas and thoughts on what we do, as well as the greater dance industry. The Fellow is selected by invitation from South East Dance. Our first Established Artist Fellow was Rosemary Lee.