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Cheshire Dance is the lead organisation of Dance Consortia North West, a powerful gathering of dance artists, companies, venues, universities and dance development organisations that are collectively responsive to the strengths, needs and specialisms of the region’s artists and organisations whilst also learning from and collaborating with the wider dance and cultural sector.
Co-founded in 2017, DCNW works to identify and deliver collective actions that produce change which is greater than that which artists and individual organisations could produce by themselves. Working together to make small changes and big impacts, as a Consortium DCNW aims to:
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. Current task groups include: Artists (Artists Led For Artists: ALFA), CPD & Participation, Executives Group, Education, Venues.
ALFA – Artists Led For Artists – advocates for dance artists and their connections to the wider dance sector; to champion diversity and visibility of artists as well as share resources and knowledge to further the development of the art of dance.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
The Hive, 49 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN
CRTA supports a variety of projects and initiatives which support artists in the creation of new work, support young people and families to access live arts and to bring the very best work from UK and international artists to rural communities.
Arts Service, Floor 3, HQ,Nicholas Street, Chester, CH12NP
Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality in everything it does, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.
Customer Service Centres, 1 The Arcade, Northwich
Crewe Lyceum is home to Cheshire Dances’ all boys group, DOPE Male Performance Company and hosts an exciting programme of dance, theatre, comedy, pantomime and more.
Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA
The Granada Foundation encourages the study and appreciation of the fine arts and sciences and to promote education, with a particular interest in activity in the North West of England.
PO Box 3430, Chester, CH1 9BZ
Studying Dance at Chester involves: being led by expert and highly motivated professionals; working in a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each individual dancer. Cheshire Dance is proud to work in partnership with The University of Chester.
Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB