Surf Generator Seed Support: Joe Moran
Surf The Wave has awarded Joe Moran £2000 to explore potential options for addressing the lack of artist leadership and artist representation in policy development and strategic decision-making within the dance sector.
Artist-Curator-Leader is an artist advocacy project that seeks to nurture increased artist leadership and artist representation in UK dance. The project aspires towards a vibrant and thriving UK dance sector with artists voices joining forces with those from venues, dance organisations, funding bodies and arts institutions to achieve strategic, representative and equitable sector development. It focuses on two keys areas: artist leadership and representation in areas of apparent conflict of interest and strategies for joint lobbying and advocacy. Activity will entail an artist-partner Working Group, public and invited roundtables, and wider research to culminate in a guidance publication with best practice, recommendations and resources.