Surf the Wave
Surf the Wave is an ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies. It has emerged from the National Dance Network and is supported by the Showcasing Strategy Working Group.
PDSW is hosting Surf the Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and promoters (including those new to dance) around the country.
Then there is the UK Dance Showcase itself, which will run from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there will be a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realise tour bookings and strengthen artist/promoter relationships stemming from the Showcase.
Surf the Wave costs are supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with further support from Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, the National Dance Network, DanceXchange, South East Dance, The Place, Yorkshire Dance and Arts Council Wales.