Each year we commission a range of exciting work from nationally and internationally recognised artists. By working with excellent choreographers we aim to create new and inspiring work to share with audiences across the North East of England and beyond. Since 2015 Fertile Ground have worked with Wendy Houstoun, Tom Dale, Eleesha Drennan, James Wilton, Robby Graham, ReGina Wielingen, Dora Frankel and Alys North.


We welcome expressions of interest from choreographers from differing backgrounds. Please send a letter, cv and video links to

Dance City, Temple Street

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4BR

T: (0191) 269 5581


Fertile Ground is the trading name of Fertile Ground Limited
Registered in England and Wales (No.10599285)
Registered charity number 1180001

Fertile Ground is funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, Sir James Knott Trust, Newcastle Culture Investment Fund, Foyle Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute, Didymus CIO,  the Barbour Foundation, The Leche Trust and Thirplow Trust and is supported by Sunderland College, Newcastle College and Dance City.

Fertile Ground image credits: Kevin Wong, Alan Brown, Brian Slater.
Wendy Houstoun 
headshot: Ben Slater. Olivia Paddison headshot: Jack Thompson. Megan Otty headshot: Chris Nash. Ashling McCann headshot: Imogen Mansfield.

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