The COVID-19 global crisis is having an immediate and serious impact on arts organisations such as ours. We have lost the majority of our income – generating revenue from tickets, merchandise, catering at performances and events.
For 10 years Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) has performed, educated and inspired people across the North of England and other parts of the UK and abroad, often taking dance to people who have never experienced contemporary dance before.
It is through the generosity of many individuals, companies, trusts, grant-makers and friends that ESD continues to be a regional leader in the evolving art form of contemporary dance.
If you are able, please consider making a donation to help sustain the ESD community.
There are many ways to support ESD below and we hope you will join us.
Whether you feel able to give £1, £100, £1000 or more as a one-off gift or a regular annual commitment, all donations are gratefully received and will help to support the Company on a daily basis in transforming people’s lives through dance.
Examples of where your money might help include:
Help us return to the stage stronger than ever post Covid-19;
Help us to deliver more digital work online;
£50 pays for refreshments for particpants during community outreach work;
£100 pays for one month's rent for ESD office space in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne;
£250 pays for a half day dance workshop for young people;
£1,000 pays for residency with a new choreographer.
Please instruct your bank to set up a standing order for an annual, monthly or one-off donation. You can do so using your online banking, in branch or via telephone banking using the bank details below. Once you have set up your standing order please complete the form at the bottom of this page indicating the dancer you would like to sponsor.
Payee Name: Eliot Smith Dance
Bank Account No: 34272528
Sort Code: 40-34-18
Bank Address: HSBC, 110 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JG
Reference: Sponsor Dancer
Please make the cheque payable to Eliot Smith dance
Eliot Smith Dance, 2 Lansdowne Place (Ground Floor), Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HR
JOIN FRIENDS OF THE COMPANY
a monthly newsletter;
priority booking for performances;
10% discount on ESD performances and classes;
invitation to an informal friends gathering - one per year;
invitations to rehearsal & previews of new works;
exclusive Friends Page on ESD website;
Yearly subscriptions prices:
Partner (2 Adults) £30.00
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £40.00
You can subscribe by PayPal or by Bank Transfer:
Company Name: Eliot Smith Dance.
Account No. 34272528.
Sort Code. 40-34-18.
Please note Ref: ESD FRIEND
BECOME A CORPORATE SUPPORTER
We work with businesses in the North East and across the UK tailoring bespoke packages to suit their needs. We offer performances for corporate events throughout the North East and nationwide.
All corporate supporters will be recognised on our website and marketing on A5 flyers, programmes and/or large format posters seen by hundreds of audience members each year; and kept up to date on Company happenings, including VIP privileges, including personal complimentary tickets and services, access to rehearsals, and invitations backstage and to artist receptions.
If you would like to discuss your 'support / donation' please contact June Svenson via
DONORS - SPONSOR A DANCER
Donors have the opportunity to make a donation towards a new dance work or sponsor a company dancer. The donation will contribute to dancer(s) professional development, the costs for them to remain fit and healthy and to retain our cast of technically and theatrically accomplished male and female dancers from the UK and throughout the world.
With a donation that starts at £50 annually or £5 per month, you will help sustain our artistic aims for future years.
All sponsors receive:
A signed professional photo of the *dancer of your choice or a photo of all our dancers.
A specially curated email with photos, and updates of our dancers on tour.
Acknowledgement of your support on our website and selected promotional materials.
*If your sponsored dancer leaves the company during the year of your sponsorship, we will, with your permission, assign you another dancer.
Up to £100 donation – All of the above
Up to £500 donation – Above + Special behind-the-scenes invitation to a studio rehearsal or to meet the dancers backstage on tour.
£500+ donation – Above + framed, signed photographs and dinner with the Artistic Director.