ENYAN A success story for dance: Dance Roads Open Progress

Between 2012 and 2014 Chapter arts centre, through the Coreo Cymru dance development project, led and managed an EU-funded programme, Dance Roads Open Process (DROP), which provided support to small-scale contemporary dance across Europe.

“For the artists, it was the springboard towards many new avenues, offering different creative inspiration and new connections for presenting their work”

We worked in partnership with Dance Roads, a cross-border network dedicated to supporting innovative choreographers and providing them with opportunities to emerge on to the international stage.

Success story status

Earlier this year we received the welcome news that it had been awarded ‘success story’ status by a panel of EU experts.

As defined by the European Commission, ‘Success stories’ are “finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others”.

Just 33 projects were awarded ‘success story’ status from a pool of over 700 EU-funded projects. Between 2007 and 2013, three were UK-led with two led by Cardiff-based organisations: Chapter/Coreo Cymru for DROP; and Ffotogallery, based at Chapter, for Diffusion Festival. Both projects were funded through the EU’s small-scale cooperation strand and match funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

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