One Dance UK secures National Portfolio status

27 Jun 2017

“We are delighted to be welcomed in to the National Portfolio as one of the first Sector Support Organisations.”

Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive of One Dance UK

“We have worked very hard over the past 15 months to establish One Dance UK as the go-to industry body for the dance sector in the UK, and providing one clear voice advocating for Dance at all levels. This long term support from Arts Council England will enable us to continue to provide much needed support to create a stronger, more vibrant, more diverse future for the sector.”

Sue Wyatt, Chair of One Dance UK, said “The good news that One Dance UK has firm funding for four years demonstrates the great support that we have within the Dance sector and the excellent work done in the first year of operation.  I want to thank everyone who made this happen through the challenges of merging to creating one organisation to support Dance in all its forms.  Thank you, in particular to Andrew Hurst and the staff and board at One Dance UK who are all dedicated and committed to ensuring the long term future for Dance within the UK.”

One Dance UK currently receives strategic funding from Arts Council England, and joins the National Portfolio for the period from April 2018 to March 2022.