Grow the quality and range of dance entering, generated in and emanating from the North West
Nurture regional talent, enable artistic ambition, production and presentation
Develop audiences, engagement and sector knowledge
Attract regional, national and international attention for dance in the North West
DCNW is supported by its members and project activity and is currently in year two of a four year programme funded by Arts Council England. Most of the activity within DCNW to date has focused on coordination, collective action and creating knowledge, commitment and inspiration for the strategic plan, which outlines the Consortia’s ambitions for 2020-26.
This Dance Plan will be our opportunity to think more ambitiously about the whole of the North West ecology and creating a vision-led strategy to grow that ecology.
Programme activity to date includes a mentoring project for dance professionals, artist and venue co-commissions, a guide to dance venues in the North West to support touring and production, networking events and wide consultation to inform the dance plan.
Now is the time to reinforce our collective commitment to dance and our achievements to date to lay the ground to transform the sector.
The ethos of DCNW is democratic and transparent, and work to achieve the Dance Plan is shared across the sector to inform both collective and individual action.
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 Partnerships Director.
Task Groups meet regularly to create and deliver an action plan - 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. Current task groups include:
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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