Retraining Grants

DCD’s Retraining Grants can help support dancers with the practical costs of transitioning into a new career.

Dancers may choose to transfer their skills to another area of dance, or pursue a different career altogether. Whether your goal is to become an artistic director or an architect, we can give the guidance and financial support to gain the skills required for a successful and satisfying career path.

DCD grants can be used towards a range of costs related to retraining, from course and training fees, equipment, books and materials and maintenance to travel and child care costs.

Remember, we do much more than offer dancers grants – click to register today for DCD’s EVOLVE Workshops or Personal and Career Coaching and see how else DCD can help support you.

 

All dancers from any genre who’ve had a professional career in the UK can apply to DCD for financial support. This is our only programme with eligibility criteria.

Partner Company Fund

If you have worked with, or currently work with, one of DCD’s Partner Companies please click here for more information. You must make sure you book a one to one conversation with our Dancer Support & Programmes team at least one week before you submit your application. Contact us at dancers@thedcd.org.uk with your performance history CV to arrange your one to one conversation.

Independent Dancer Fund

DCD and Dance Professionals Fund  are working together to support freelance and independent dancers with essential financial costs while retraining. The Retraining Bursaries are up to £3,000 per application per charity.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about how these grants.

You must make sure you book a one to one conversation with our Dancer Support & Programmes team at least one week before you submit your application. Contact us at dancers@thedcd.org.uk with your performance history CV to arrange your one to one conversation.

 

If you have any queries then please contact the Dancer Support & Programmes team by emailing dancers@thedcd.org.uk

Dancer Support Programmes

Click on each of our programmes to find out
more about all of our retraining grants:

We create a bespoke programme of
support for every individual.

Explore each of our programmes for dancers:

Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance