Other Ways to Support


By supporting a commission in the Festival, you can become involved with the creative process of a new work and follow a piece from rehearsal studio to stage.


Dance Umbrella seeks out world-class, innovative talent to present across London. You can help us to present these outstanding artists by supporting a production and enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access and premiere invitations.

Creative Learning Work

In our ambition to broaden our audiences, Dance Umbrella delivers creative and participatory work for young people and adults during each Festival, either as stand-alone projects or alongside our productions.
Access Croydon, a partnership with Croydon Council, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation was the focus of our creative learning programme for 18 months. We developed a bespoke programme of activity and participation designed to promote engagement with contemporary dance culminating in a weekend takeover of Fairfield Hall, as part of our 2019 festival.

Talent Development

Talent Development and nurturing artists are at the heart of what we do. In addition to commissioning emerging dance talent, Dance Umbrella offers professional development opportunities which include:
  • Studio Sessions¬†| For aspiring choreographers to showcase their work to a range of industry professionals
  • Producer Farm¬†| A professional development residency to up skill dance producers


To find out more about any of these opportunities please contact isabella@danceumbrella.org.uk