DCNW is democratic partnership focused on artist, audience and market development involving 30 dance organisations, venues and promoters, Higher Education Institutions and a 100+ strong network of Dance Artists based in the region.
DCNW membership is drawn from (and reflects) different parts of the dance ecology. An Executive Group which is representative of the membership meets quarterly and the Consortia is led by a Partnership Director.
Additionally, a number of Task Groups meet as and when necessary according to the purpose established by the Executive Group and the groups. Membership is co-opted from a wide range of people committed to the development of dance and the values and purpose of DCNW.
The ethos of DCNW is democratic and transparent – and work at each stage of the Dance Plan is shared across the sector to inform both collective and individual action.
● Artists (ALFA)
An independent organisation in itself, ALFA is a co-operative based artist led scheme championing the needs of freelancers and artists across the region, as part of a wider national movement. Discover More...
● Continuing Professional Development & Participation
A mix of artists, dance companies, outreach programmes and educators, this task group works together to ensure the professional development of our current and future dance artists and professionals and has a focus on inclusion within the dance sector and keeping dance accessible to all members of society. Discover More...
● Executive Group
The Executive Group is the core of DCNW. The Executive Group reflects the range of the dance ecology and is responsible for understanding and representing the needs of the sector, bringing together the work of the task groups and achieving DCNW aims and ambitions and fulfilling the Dance Plan. Discover More...
● Higher Education
Bringing together lecturers, course leaders and practitioners from the region’s universities and dance colleges, the Higher Education Task Group is focused on the future generations of dance artists and how best they can be served by DCNW’s work. Discover More...
Made up of some of the region’s largest and smallest arts venues, the venues task group collaborates to provide insight into the demand and reception of dance within the region as well as platforms for mainstream, touring and commissioned work across the North West. Discover More...
* Albert Halls Bolton
* Arts Council England
* Artist Led For Artists (ALFA)
* Blackpool Grand Theatre
* Bluecoat Liverpool
* Brewery Arts Centre
* Capstone Theatre
* Cheshire Dance
* Company Chameleon
* Contact Manchester
* Crewe Lyceum Theatre
* Culture Warrington
* Dance House Manchester
* Edge Hill University
* HOME Manchester
* Lancaster Arts
* Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
* Liverpool John Moores University
* Liverpool Hope University
* Ludus Dance
* Merseyside Dance Initiative
* New Adelphi Theatre
* Salford University
* Theatre by the Lake
* The Lowry
* Wired Aerial
* Unity Theatre
* University of Bolton
* University of Central Lancashire
* University of Chester
* University of Cumbria
Dance Consortia North West is a partnership of organisations and dance artists who co-ordinate activities, share resources and combine expertise. This includes dance agencies, the two regularly funded dance companies in the North West, dance venues, the ten universities who teach dance, the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance and over 100 independent dance artists.
To join Dance Consortia North West, get in touch with us today!
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Dance Consortia North West
C/O Cheshire Dance
1st Floor, Winsford Library, High Street,
Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2AS
Tel: 01606 861770