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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. These groups come together to identify challenges facing the sector, possible solutions, and seed funding opportunities for pilot projects. Current task groups include: Artists (Artists Led For Artists: ALFA), CPD & Participation, Executives Group, Education, Venues.
DCNW is made up of 30 dance organisations, venues and promoters, HE Institutes and a 100+ strong network of Dance Artists. Cheshire Dance acts as the accountable body for funding relationships for DCNW.
* 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
* Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
* HOME Manchester
* Lancaster Arts
* Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
* Liverpool John Moores University
* Liverpool Hope University
* Ludus Dance
* 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
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
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.
Overseeing the iconic Parr Hall, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery and Pyramid Arts Centre, Culture Warrington is your one-stop shop for art, history and entertainment in the heart of Warrington’s Cultural Quarter.
Movema celebrates diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together and learn about each other through high-quality arts experiences.
37-45 Windsor St, Liverpool, L8 1XE
Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural charities, its home in Chester incorporates a library, theatres and a cinema.
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
The Lowry CAT is the North West Centre for pre-vocational training and delivers classes at key venues across the North West; the majority of training taking place at the renowned The Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays, with satellite classes taking place in Penrith, Cumbria.
Theatre in the Quarter is a leading creator of new and quality music theatre, producing work with professional artists and communities, and in doing so making a lasting contribution to all those involved.
2 St Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW
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
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
UCLanDance is a Centre for Excellence in Learning, Participation and Advocacy, developing programmes which are deeply rooted in and responsive to our communities in Lancashire, alongside national and international work.