National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) has received a generous pledge for support from the Colwinston Charitable Trust which will match audience donations to help the Company recover and return to activity following lost income and touring due to Covid-19 in 2020.
National Dance Company Wales makes dance with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of places, from Welsh town halls and community spaces to international stages and festivals. As well as a Company that tours across Wales, the UK and internationally it offers opportunities for the dance sector to create through its artistic development projects such as Laboratori; and offers opportunities for participants young and old to engage through schools workshops, young Associates programme and Dance for Parkinson’s.
Like many arts organisations across the world, Covid-19 has affected NDCWales’ operation and artistic programming significantly due to cancelled UK and international tours; the consequential loss in tour income; cancelled Learning & Participation activity, and loss of other earned income. In addition, the Company has also seen a reduction in fundraised income which is a vital source of income to support NDCWales’ charitable objectives.
Support NDCWales on International Giving Tuesday
As part of International Giving Tuesday, from Tuesday 1 December new donations made to NDCWales, will be matched by the Colwinston Charitable Trust. People can support the future of NDCWales and be a part of its ongoing story by joining the Lifft Membership Scheme which starts from £30 per year or by making a one-off donation.
Chief Executive Paul Kaynes said, “We are extremely grateful for the support of the Colwinston Charitable Trust especially at a time when money is limited and so many are in need of support. This scheme will allow public donations to go even further for us so we can invest in creating opportunities to support the creation of dance in Wales, provide more health and wellbeing opportunities for young and older people to connect to our participation programme in Wales, as well as enabling us to create high quality productions for audiences for when we return to venues in 2021.”
As well as making audience donations go even further for NDCWales, the Colwinston Charitable Trust is also supporting the development of the Company’s Spring Tour, One Another, and the new creation of Ludo with a grant of £5,000.
Amanda McMurray, Consultant Director of the Colwinston Charitable Trust said, “The trustees of the Colwinston Charitable Trust are delighted to be supporting NDCWales. We have chosen to invest in this way as the Company maintains a track record for delivering high quality work on stage, opportunities for a range of people to engage in dance in a range of places, employs many highly skilled staff and freelancers and has demonstrated creativity and ingenuity in the absence of live performance opportunities. We hope our commitment will encourage others to support NDCWales following the challenges presented by Covid 19 and enable the company to plan for its future post Covid.”
Paul added, “We believe that everyone has the right to experience high quality engagement with the arts and our supporters play a vital role in helping us to continue presenting high quality dance across Wales and the world, inspiring and involving young people and communities, nurturing talent and supporting the amazing effect dance has on health and wellbeing. Thanks to the Colwinston Trustees for their support of our work.”
- To join the Lifft Membership Scheme please visit ndcwales.co.uk/support and your donation will be matched by the Colwinston Charitable Trust.