About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Who are we investing in?

South East Dance plays a national leadership role in the development of dance.

It is well known in the Brighton and Hove region for its community engagement programmes, which have a strong health and wellbeing focus, and works to support artists at all stages of their careers through skills, network and profile-building activities, workshops and residencies.

What are we investing in?

The charity, which has been looking for a new home since 2007, will use a £350,000 loan from the Arts Impact Fund to support the development of its new multi-purpose dance studio.

The Dance Space is part of a wider £100m regeneration project in the Queen's Park area of Brighton and Hove, spearheaded by the local council. As well as providing a base for South East Dance, The Dance Space will provide much needed studio space, which will help attract and retain talented artists in the region.

Read the full case study on South East Dance on the Arts Impact Fund website.

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