Fertile Ground nurtures, inspires and challenges a new generation of dance artists developing and presenting inspirational and accessible dance opportunities for the people of the North East of England and beyond.

The company offers workshops, performances and other innovative dance programmes and events to inspire particularly young people in exciting dance experiences We work in a variety of settings; schools, colleges, universities, theatres, museums, art galleries and outside spaces including heritage sites. You can find out more about what we do and where to find us on our 'Whats on' page. You can find out how to get involved on our 'Participation' page.

The company is led by Artistic Director Dora Frankel.

'Fertile Ground is a brilliant idea, very different and really needed in the North East'
Emerging North East dance artist
'This is truly an exciting development and opportunity!'
Arts development Officer SE Northumberland

THE PEOPLE Board members and advisors:-

Rebecca Ball Director The Cultural Spring,
Reverend Jim Craig Community Arts Chaplain Gateshead,
Anthony Baker Artistic Director and Joint CEO Dance City,
David Nixon Artistic Director Northern Ballet,
Brian Debnam Director Brian Debnam Associates,
Catherine Muckle and Rachel Jean Birch North East dance artists.

We invite other artists, educators and industry experts to our meetings and value their support and guidance immensely so if you are interested in being part of our advisory group please contact Dora on Dora@fertileground.org.uk. We are always looking for volunteers too-look on our Participation page WAYS TO BE INVOLVED.