Luminelle: Artists’ Exchange Programme


North UK

Two dance artists writing on large sheets of paper on the floor

Deadline: May 22nd, 2023

The Artists’ Exchange Programme is an artist-led skills exchange that draws on the collective skills and experience of the artists involved to develop a rich dialogue and meaningful practical exploration together. Artists come together from around the UK and bring with them an offer of a workshop, discussion or provocation which connects to the core themes of the programme such as: artistic integrity, people and communication, resilience and self-significance. This innovative programme will enable your artistic voice to be heard and introduce you to a strong and supportive network.

For 2023, Luminelle have partnered with Yorkshire Dance and Cheshire Dance to deliver two AEP weekends in the North of England.

Artist Exchange Programme 1:

Dates: 1st & 2nd July

Venue: UCLAN

Partner: Cheshire Dance


Artist Exchange Programme 2:

Dates: 22nd & 23rd July

Venue: Kala Sangham

Partner: Yorkshire Dance

Artists are asked to specify which of the two weekends they are interested in attending.


Who is AEP for?

The AEP is suitable for mid-career dance artists working as makers and leaders across community, socially engaged and participatory practice based in or informed by health and care. We ask for a minimum of 5 years experience post graduation to take part.

What will we do?

Taking place over a weekend, the course follows a coaching approach facilitated by Danielle and a soon-to-be-announced guest coach, that provides time and space to listen and share in the skills and experiences of those in the room. Artists will be invited to offer a contribution which connects to the core themes of the AEP, sharing the space and dialogue around their practice with the other participating artists.

What will I gain?

Artists will take away a greater resilience, renewed creative practice, deeper understanding of their values and awareness of their skills and experience.

Do I pay?

The AEP is free to take part we just ask that you bring an open and collaborative spirit. All participating artists can invoice Luminelle £150 to contribute towards expenses incurred to take part.

The AEP Coaching Circles

After the AEP weekends are completed, participating artists will be invited to take part in a free follow up coaching programme, The AEP Coaching Circles. These Coaching Circles will be a dedicated, nurturing and especially facilitated space to continue and dig deeper into the conversation that was started in the studio. Places for the Coaching Circles will be limited and further information will be available closer to the time.

To apply, visit:


The deadlines to apply for each programme is: 22nd May