19th August 2022

Project Announcement: PRO-GATI

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded funding from Dance Hub Birmingham, for our new project PRO-GATI.

PRO – GATI will be a 15-month programme to upskill and engage with the South Asian dance sector. The first stage will look at taking stock of the sector as it currently is and looking to the future through dance labs, roundtables and knowledge sharing. The project will have a focus on Dance Labs for South Asian Dance practitioners to explore Dance and Digital, and Applied Dance in Health and Mental Health; Roundtable discussions on critical sector issues with showcase performances and documentation and sharing of the above for future reference and as teaching tools.

Sampad is delighted to have secured the support of Dance Hub funding to strengthen the South Asian dance sector in Birmingham and beyond, increase employability and encourage cutting edge work on diverse platforms including digital and film. This investment is vital in helping South Asian dance to thrive in this area.

Piali Ray

As well as funding for Sampad, Dance Hub Birmingham have also invested in projects by Arts Connect and Sonia Sabri Company.

The Dance Hub Birmingham Strategic Investment Programme aims to invest a total of £500,000 in a diverse range of projects that make dance a vibrant and resilient contributor to the economic life of Birmingham and the West Midlands. DHB seeks to grow a true partnership spirit, building on decades of dance achievement in Birmingham and the wider region and positioning this as a globally significant area for dance.

Information on the next stages will be available soon.

Current PRO-GATI Opportunities
Call Out – South Asian Dance Practitioners Arts & Health Training Opportunity

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