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The Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (JCRP) is an innovative investment model designed to broaden and challenge the understanding of choreography by enabling artists to think, dream and experiment freely.

Over 250 applications were made requesting £5.5 million in funding.  Representatives from the 37 partner organisations deliberated for two days to choose the eight projects that will be supported this round.  The fund will distribute a total of £136,000 in cash and over £50,000 of in-kind support, and the eight projects have generated an additional £50,000 in direct funding and support.

“As a founding funder we have helped to bring contributors on board by providing match funding and brokering introductions to the project for organisations from outside of dance who are interested in choreographic research and in joining the rich network of commissioners this project opens up. We are very excited to see the range of artists’ projects which will be supported. Each has an exceptional list of co-commissioners on board, which has levered substantial additional in-kind support. Importantly, each project prioritises valuable research space which will open up opportunities for new ways of thinking and making to thrive.”

Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation