In October 2018 we invited artists to submit applications for a new bursary we’ve launched #SEDsupported Flourish.  Our Flourish bursary programme offers Artists a cash award and artistic mentoring support to enhance their career.  This could be anything from taking a course, working with a lighting designer through to developing an app that helps promote their work; anything that enables their careers to literally flourish.

We had an overwhelming response with 38 applicants applying for in excess of £16,500 and were able to support 13 Artists through our Chalk Cliff trust funding and a further 4 Artists through our Jerwood Foundation supported Dramaturg in Residence programme.

We’re delighted to announce the successful artists whose breadth of creative and inclusive work perfectly reflects South East Dance’s artistic mission.

Abi Mortimer, Artistic Director of Lila Dance, for research and development into a new family friendly digital app to sit alongside a new outdoor work.

Alice Holland, Producer and Cabaret MC Ophelia Blitz.  Alice will be testing her game app exploring public space and the potential for community-building through dance and play.

Allyson Jones will receive support enabling her to attend a training course at Laban developing skills and methodology in regard to working with older dancers.

Dance artist, Amy Morvell, to work with a lighting designer to enhance the production of her duet ‘Turtle Dove’ ready for Resolution.

Ester Natzijl will receive mentoring to build a skill base around delivering creative workshops with young teenage boys. Her vision is to explore the social and emotional effects of gaming on early teens.

Francesca Baglione, Miss High leg Kick will explore the incorporation of the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku puppetry into her practice in a collaborative environment with fellow artists.

Hayley Matthews will secure administrative support to manage her company Ensemble, allowing her to focus solely on creative development and making work.

Lilian Deans Allison to enhance the sound and lighting production values of her new outdoor work to be presented at BOAT in July this year.

In support of Luke Brown’s first full-length production, The Dandelion Child, researching the use of puppetry to convey the effects of childhood trauma.

Munya Muchati receives funds to support him in the development of a new cross-discipline artist platform website Thirty10.

Sammy Silver will dedicate Flourish funds toward the creation and editing of a professional showreal for his current show; Sass, Sex and Surrealness

Sheena Khanna is a producer and this will fund her time to work with Artist Sarah Blanc to create a strategic plan.

Will Timpson will receive one-to-one training to develop his hip-hop vocabulary as both a dancer and a teacher.

The Flourish Bursary is supported by Chalk Cliff Trust


© Joe Lott Dance. Photo: Imran Uppal

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