Chaired by Gill Ogden (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), this forum was recently engaged in an extensive, three-year period of development (funded by the Arts Council of Wales), which focused on four elements:
- Dance Buddy
An innovative programme that placed artist-development hand-in-hand with audience-development, the scheme paired up independent dance artists with a theatre or arts centre in a co-mentoring partnership – to increase the quantity and quality of Wales-made work available for audiences.
- Children & families
Investment in co-productions of Wales-made work for children and families, as well as sourcing productions from across the border and beyond.
Researched and presented excellent productions at small- and mid-scale from outside Wales and overseas.
- Marketing & audience development
Worked with Creu Cymru members to raise the bar in reaching and engaging with audiences for dance in Wales.
This project ended in March 2017 and although project funding for the work undertaken no longer exists, the areas covered remain of significant interest to many Creu Cymru members.
The Dance Consortium is open to all members of Creu Cymru and meetings rotate between North, South and Mid Wales.
Click here for details of forthcoming meetings.