Statement on EU Referendum

24 Jun 2016

In the wake of voters’ historic decision for Britain to leave the European Union, One Dance UK will continue to make the case for dance in a new future outside of the EU.

We look forward to playing our part in working with Government to create the conditions to safeguard public and private funding for arts and culture, enabling artist mobility and ensuring we continue to recruit the best talent from Europe and the rest of the world.

One Dance UK Chief Executive Andrew Hurst said: “In a time of divisions and passionate and spirited arguments on both sides of the EU referendum debate, dance unites us, crossing borders and politics. We will continue to work tirelessly to champion dance as a great UK art form at home and abroad, and promote and celebrate the unique role that dance fulfils in education, health and wellbeing, community cohesion and diversity”.

One Dance UK continues to represent our members’ interests across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and welcomes continued collaboration with our European partners and artists.

Dance has the power to transform lives, and we must continue to increase awareness of its reach, power and importance.