Commissions Programme

Enriching lives through dance

Our Commissions Programme aims to support young choreographers to create new works for either the digital market or live touring. Commissions are welcome from any genre, covering new, fresh and exciting ideas and for a range of targeted audiences.

Applicants are invited from graduates and young choreographers up to mid-career artists. The programme gives choreographers time and space to develop and grow their creativity whilst producing new works for touring or digital. 

Each choreographer will receive a £2,000 commission to create a new performance piece, mentoring support, free use of dance studios for rehearsals/creative development and access to the studio’s resources for up to one year from 1st April each year.

Choreographers receiving a commission are required to promote Swindon Dance on all publicity relating to the finished piece.

The next programme starts April 2023 – applications for this year are now closed.



Our current Commissioned Artists 2022 to 2023 are,

  • Edd Arnold
  • Thomas Page
  • James Wilton

find out more about them, their practice and work via our Online Platform CLICK HERE


Due to a grant from The Foyle Foundation we have been able to offer commissions to the following artists to create digital pieces via our Digital4 offer

  • Second Hand Dance
  • AWA Dance
  • Hip Hop Knights
  • Henry Labrada Rodriguez
  • Tangled Dance Company

find out more about our Digital4 commissions CLICK HERE

For further information about our commissions programme please get in touch via email HERE