Elevate (Second Hand Dance)

Elevate is a strategic funding programme developed by Arts Council England to strengthen the resilience of diverse arts organisations, museums and libraries not in receipt of National Portfolio funding.   

Second Hand Dance is a proud recipient of this award, which is providing a sustained infrastructure for the disabled-led organisation 


Over three years the development programme will strengthen SHD’s resilience by : 

– developing a sustainable staffing structure 

– increasing the capacity of the Artistic Director & Executive Producer  

– appointing an Assistant Producer 

– leadership training 

– offering company dancers career development opportunities and mentoring 

– support a new, accessible organisational structure that reflects the Creative Case for Diversity 

– Imagine our definition an effective board & how SHD might apply this learning to its governance 

– deepen existing & create new partnerships  

– create a financially resilience business model  

– Business plan 

– develop a digital communication strategy