The Curatorial Voice programme consists of a bespoke set of events that will run in each area of the UK. Events will be specifically for programmers to discuss, and increase knowledge of, dance programming. They will also serve to highlight Surf The Wave to increase awareness of the project and draw programmers towards the showcase and other networking opportunities. Events will be delivered in partnership with local organisations or ambassadors to take advantage of existing networks, current programmer engagement strategies or partner priorities.

Through this programmer cultivation strategy, we aim to:

  • Encourage new programmers to consider dance

  • Encourage programmers to attend the Artist as Entrepreneur and Surf the Wave in Scotland and Wales intensives events

  • Encourage programmers to attend the Showcase

  • Build networks of programmers who want to work with dance

  • Increase programmer’s confidence in presenting dance in their context