Dancers Network is launching an emergency relief fund that has received supported from pop stars including Kylie Minogue, Perrie Edwards and Anne-Marie.
Through an online fundraising page, the dancers’ support organisation aims to raise £15,000 to support artists in financial difficulty due to Covid-19.
The Dancers Network Relief Fund will provide grants to help dancers pay for rent, utilities and other necessities during the pandemic.
More than £7,000 has already been raised following the ’DN Challenge’, in which choreographers including Brian Friedman shared their routines to encourage donations.
Minogue, Edwards and Anne-Marie all expressed support online for the campaign.
Dancers Network co-founder Li Li Hodge said: "Artists, especially dancers, are at the forefront of all entertainment. The pandemic has proved people of all backgrounds flock for comfort and entertainment in TV, film, music videos and social media.
"They seek artists, yet artists are some of the least financially supported due to their self-employment status."
Artists from all backgrounds within professional dance will be able to apply for the grants once the initial £15,000 is raised.