About the initiative
The Jane Attenborough Dance in Education (JADE) Fellowship was awarded annually from 2005 to 2009 to commemorate Jane Attenborough, whose distinctive contribution to dance and the arts ended tragically in the Tsunami of 2004. Jane was our Arts Manager from 2000.
The aim of the awards was to enable a dance company to provide practical assistance, mentoring and training to help a dancer coming to the end of his or her career to make a successful transition to education and community work.
Members of the Jane Attenborough Dance in Education Fellowship steering group encouraged applications from dance companies based in the UK with public funding of less than £4 million.
The fellowship provided £50,000, spread over two years, to enable a dancer coming to the end of his or her career to learn new skills. The aim was to ensure that the dancers could esblish themselves in a new career whilst the dance companies gained an additional education/community worker.