Artistic Director, Dora Frankel, founded the company to nurture and keep local talent in the North East and has commissioned two internationally renowned choreographers to create new work designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, especially those who haven’t seen contemporary dance before.
Where it all began
The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.
The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more
Notifications of approval of Grants
We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.
"Without the support of our founding patron Gillian Dickinson Trust we would be unable to continue to offer this unique opportunity to the best of our North East dance talent and we would be unable to work with the many schools and colleges to whom we offer workshops and inspiration".
Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 4 November 2022
The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 21 October 2022