DCNW CALL OUT: THE LOWRY CLASS OF 2020


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This September, Dance Consortia North West is partnering with The Lowry to create a space on the Class Of 2020 artist development programme for a North West-based dance artist.

Now in its second year, the Class Of programme is a year-long scheme aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the performing arts - industry, production and general survival - for a select group of artists and producers.

As well as committing to monthly training sessions, the Class Of 2020 cohort will benefit from additional offers such as Class Trips to go see and discuss interesting new work, scratch opportunities and mentoring support from the Artist Development team at The Lowry and Dance Consortia North West partners.


Please note that this is not an introductory level course. Applicants for the DCNW place must:

  • * have at least two years’ experience of developing your practice outside of education/training
  • * be a dance artist or dance producer based in the North West
  • * have a basic understanding of the performing arts industry
  • * be willing to commit to attending one evening training session per month on set dates

To find out more, download the information pack here.


We want to reach the broadest diversity of creatives and particularly encourage applications from creatives of colour/BAME heritage and creatives living with a disability.


The application deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 10 September 2019.


ABOUT DCNW


The Consortia is a partnership of dance development organisations, venues, companies, independent artists and HE institutions that have co-authored its purpose, ambition and values and secured Arts Council England investment. Established 2 years ago, it operates through a range of working groups intent on championing dance and inspiring audiences, artists and professionals of today and tomorrow. Cheshire Dance is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is acting as the accountable body for funding relationships for DCNW and employer of this post. For further information, please contact Adam Holloway, Director of Cheshire Dance, on 01606 861770.


The Consortia is a partnership of dance development organisations, venues, companies, independent artists and HE institutions that have co-authored its purpose, ambition and values and secured Arts Council England investment. First established in 2017 without any funding, it operates through a range of working groups intent on championing dance and inspiring the audiences, artists and professionals of today and tomorrow. Cheshire Dance is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is acting as the accountable body for funding relationships for DCNW and employer of the Partnerships Director post. For further information, please contact Adam Holloway, Director of Cheshire Dance, on 01606 861770.


Dance Consortia North West Partners (Updated Sept 2019)

Executive Group
Artists
Bluecoat
Cheshire Dance
Co. Chameleon
Culture Warrington
Higher Education Reps
Lancaster Arts
Ludus Dance
Merseyside Dance Initiative
The Lowry
Wired Aerial
Independent Chair, Sue Harrison
Arts Council England observer(s)

Connected Groups
Dance HE NW Consortium
Edge Hill University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope University
LIPA
Salford University
University of Bolton
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of Cumbria

Artist Led For Artists (ALFA)
ALFA is a 100+ strong, open membership group of NW dance artists.  It has come together to advocate for dance artists, their connections to the wider dance sector, champion diversity and visibility of artists as well as share resources and knowledge to further the development of the art of dance.

Venues Group
Albert Halls, Bolton
Blackpool Grand
Bluecoat, Liverpool
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Contact, Manchester
Dance House, Manchester
HOME, Manchester
Lyceum, Crewe
Storyhouse, Chester
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
The Lowry, Salford
New Adelphi, Salford University
Unity Theatre, Liverpool