Over a very short space of four years the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have supported 100 artists through bursaries, in-kind use of space, and one-to-one advice and information. This is in addition to the 150 bands, trios, duets and soloists that have performed on our Folk Rising stages throughout England.
Some of the projects gain national coverage but many happen with little fanfare or coverage and are focused on the development of individuals.
Folk Nations: creative residency with UK and Asian artists in Kolkata, India
Creative Artists Residencies: bursaries for artists to explore new work
Cecil Sharp Project: eight artist creative collaboration, CD release and nationwide tour
Folk Alliance: international showcasing for artists in North America
Spotlight England: supporting, developing and presenting English artists at Celtic Connections
Folk Rising: emerging artist showcases around England
exCHANGES Contemporary Dance Project: residency of 26 dancers, musicians & choreographers to develop new work drawing on morris as a creative starting point