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Resources Directory

Explore our essential lists of venues, funding bodies, networks and more – tailored to artists working in live art and contemporary performance.

Below you can find a selection of links to organisations we hope are useful. It’s not a comprehensive list by any means, but we hope it’s a useful starting point. Please email us if you have a link that you think should be added.

UK network map

The following provide listings on opportunities, news and events in varying ways, and are particularly relevant to artists working in contemporary performance practice:

The following offer sources of funding in various ways. Be sure to read all the detailed guidelines and background information offered before making any application or approach. This is not a comprehensive list! Please also see Funding Information Hubs to find further examples of funding routes.

Find venues across the UK by region.

The following are not funding bodies, but provide information about how to find potential funding bodies for your project. Be sure to read all the detailed guidelines and background information offered before making any application or approach to a potential funder.

The following links provide information about campaigns that Artsadmin support.

The following are online blogs that provide useful information, articles, reviews and listings that might be of interest to artists and arts proffesionals working within contemporary performance practices.

Arts, theatre and culture UK

Dance

Green & Activism

As part of the advisory service we support individual and peer-led artist run groups. This is by no means the definitive list, so please do let us know if you think there are other organisations we should include here:

The following are platforms for presenting and/or developing performance work. Many of these, but not all, are open to application. Please follow the links for detailed information on the nature of the platform, who it is intended for, and how to approach:

Open calls

Further career / R&D

Curated platforms

The following organisations offer resources and networks that are working in a different performance context:

Featured Resources

Performer in dance studio putting tape on the floor. There is a gold foil blanket on the floor next to them.

Fundraising

Creating a case for support and links to funding sources