We are incredibly grateful to our supporters for helping us to create accessible dance programmes for all, commission artists, produce and present new work and advocate for creative education. Your gift, big or small, makes a huge difference to our ability to continue to do the valuable work that we do. It enables us to take creative risks and develop opportunities to engage with new creative ideas
Supporting The Place
By donating to the Pioneering Fund, you are supporting everything that we do at The Place, allowing us to champion the diversity and pioneering spirit of our community of independent artists, students, children and young people to create the most exciting new work.
The Open Studio Fund exists to enable The Place to invest in artistic risk taking. In its inaugural year, gifts have supported the creation of Requardt & Rosenberg’s Future Cargo, Sivan Rubinstein’s Dance No. 2°, Jamaal Burkmar’s DONUTS and Joseph Toonga’s Born toProtest.
The Students' Fund distributes grants to students studying at London Contemporary Dance School who are in need of additional financial support. These awards make a real difference to those who might otherwise not have the resources necessary to either take up a place or complete their training.
The Cohan Scholarship is awarded annually to students from London Contemporary Dance School's BA Honours programme, who show excellence in performance and are about to start their third year of study. It supports students on the brink of their professional careers to take creative risks and realise their potential as independent artists.
As a disabled performer this award is very special to me. It gives me with that boost and guidance in pursuing a dance career and will allow me to try new and exciting things and sustain my living.
Cohan Scholarship - Get involved
If you would like to contribute to the Cohan Scholarship, please email the Development Department.
Support Young People
The Iris Tomlinson Fund provides children and young people access to small bursaries to helping with the cost of our fantastic programme of Children and Youth classes. These activities include our Saturday class programme, youth companies and additional workshops and holiday projects.
The Fund is dedicated to Iris Tomlinson who dedicated her life's work to shaping our young dancer’s programme over the last three decades. Iris left The Place in autumn 2011.
It's made a big difference to our lives...she's a very happy, focused child and it's down to this funding
The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is part of a national network which identifies and assists young people with great potential to access world-class specialist dance training, regardless of their personal circumstances. We are renewing our commitment to placing young people at the heart of what we do and CAT plays a central part in this endeavour. Your generosity and support allows this to happen.
Donating to the Centre for Advanced Training Fund, you are helping us continue to inspire and empower young people from diverse backgrounds to take risks and achieve their full potential through world class dance experiences.