Project information

Earthfall workshops for young people

To provide young people aged 15-25 with the opportunity to take part in exciting and dynamic dance/physical theatre workshops in their area.

September 2013 - November 2015

Charity information: Earthfall Dance

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  • Need


    With a decrease in statutory funding for the arts, there is now greater competition for less resources, and further financial instability for arts organisations such as Earthfall. In addition, School and Colleges can also no longer fund extracurricular activities for their pupils, meaning young people are becoming more disengaged with the arts.


    Earthfall will subsidise the cost of taking workshops into schools/colleges. This will significantly reduce the costs of participating in dance activities and attending their local theatre to watch dance, which for some may be their first ever dance performance or theatre experience.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase the number of 15-18 year olds participating in workshops and attending performances


    » Decrease the cost to the schools/colleges/participants of running a dance workshop in the school.
    » Negotiate with theatres, a reduced ticket-price for those schools that have taken a workshop.
    » Work actively with the schools and the theatres to maintain a relationship and develop a dance audience for the future.

    What success will look like

    An increase of 15% in the number of schools/colleges participating in workshops.

  • Impact


    This project will reverse the decline in school engagement and will provide an entry point for young people to engage with the arts, and therefore widen their cultural development. Success will be more young people participating in workshops, and engaging with the arts as a whole.


    There is a risk that Earthfall will not be able to subsidise every school and college that will want a workshop/performance package. We have managed this risk by allocating a number of subsidised workshop, depending on funding for that academic year, in each area the company tours into. If the Earthfall is then is able to offer additional subsidised they will do so.


    Donors will be thanked for every donation they make to Earthfall. They will also be invited to attend special Earthfall events as a VIP.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Workshops 40 workshops across the UK @ £500 per day (includes travel, tutor wages, accomodation)
  • Background


    Earthfall tours across Wales and England. The workshops are held in schools in the areas that the company tours to. The areas are a mix of urban and rural.


    The main benefactor will be young people aged 15-21 who participate in workshops and then attend the performances. The theatre will also benefit as they will be given a dance audience to nurture into attending other performances in their venue. The third benefactor will be Earthfall who will gain an increased reach across the UK, and a group of supporters for the following year when the company returns with its next production.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Earthfall has been touring the UK for 25 years, and throughout this time has developed an excellent reputation for creating exciting and high quality dance that uses movement, voice,live music and film. Earthfall has developed this model of subsidised workshops with schools and venues over the past 7 years, and it is a model that is supported by funder's and partners.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jessica Cohen

    Co-Artistic Director. Jessica formed Earthfall 25 years ago .She will co-direct the production and run workshops.

    Helen Di Duca

    Education Officer. Helen will be arranging and managing the workshops for the schools/ colleges.

Education Video


one young person to experience dance workshops