Dance4 have been awarded funding from Jerwood Arts for a new action research project Re-Framing Dance. With a desire to bring about new opportunities for choreographic practices to meet the public, Re-Framing Dance will seek to build capacity with independent producers to realise the research, development and production of new work for the gallery.
Stemming from the philosophy of curiosity, risk and doubt, Dance4 is asking the question, what can be realised by independent artists if producers provide skills and capacity to bring about new work from artists in the gallery?
The gallery is increasingly a site for the public to witness, explore and even participate in dance and choreographic practices. They are sites that artists seek to develop and present their work. Re-Framing Dance values the producer role and considers in what ways producers can be supported to enhance the current presentation of dance in the gallery. This project will utilise the city of Nottingham and its enviable museum and visual art sector, with a capacity to realise an extraordinary range of works and practices.
More details and an open call for producers to apply for the scheme will be announced in Spring 2020.
Dance4 is one of 20 UK organisations receiving grants through Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme Fund, announced on 2 December 2019.