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Whether you are a venue looking for a different way to engage your audience or a choreographer interested in responding to heritage through dance, find out about the Imagination Museum consortium here

Be part of the Imagination Museum consortium

Our aim is to bring artists and heritage organisations together, helping them to collaborate more effectively

Whether you’re 

  • an artist interested in finding out more about opportunities to work creatively with dance in museums, 
  • a museum or heritage site interested in interpreting your collection through dance, 
  • a teacher interested in developing a relationship with a local site or working with dance in your history curriculum for example, 

complete the form on the right to join the Imagination Museum consortium. This is an informal group and it is free to participate. 

  • Join the conversation - sign up to hear what others have to say, or submit an event listing or opportunity, a blog post about your working process, a case study or resources you are happy to share. These will be published online and circulated amongst consortium members. We have templates to help you share this information with us, so make a note in your message if you would like guidance on how to format your case study for example.
  • Receive notifications about current news and opportunities via our consortium mailing list - the form on the right signs you up to our consortium list, but please also join our general mailing list via our Homepage if you wish
  • Find out about our consortium meetings - opportunities to learn about best practice and meet like-minded practitioners from the arts and heritage sectors

Any content you submit will be reviewed to ensure it is in keeping with the aims of the Imagination Museum (see About Us) and we may make small changes to make it compatible with the format of the website, but we will always check with you before publishing an edited version.

Current opportunities

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Dancers Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey performing The Imagination Museum on Southampton waterfront


The Imagination Museum Consortium October 2020 - where are we now?

Following on from our sold out Imagination Museum Consortium events in July 2020, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding another free online discussion event (via Zoom) for those interested in using dance and movement within heritage on the 22nd October 2020.

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An image of the ruins of Pontefract Castle


Artist Opportunity at Pontefract Castle

Arts&Heritage is partnering with Wakefield Council to announce a new outdoor artist commission and invites artists, designers, sound artists, architects and performers to respond to the extraordinary historic site of Pontefract Castle near Wakefield, Yorkshire. This is an opportunity to research, develop and realise a new work for one of England’s most significant historic sites.

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Image from the Playful Places project


Messing Around in Museums - workshop 1st December 2020

Messing around in Museums is delighted to offer an inspiring and practical session focused on Playeum, Singapore, with a presentation led by Anna Salaman, Playeum's former Executive Director. 10.30-12noon on the 1st December 2020.

Case Study

Cotton – About Time Dance Company

Cotton is a site-responsive dance work for 3 professional dancers and a community cast; a captivating exploration through dance and sound, illuminating processes of cotton production in Lancashire.

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Dancing to Art - Corali Dance Company at Tate Britain

Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability, have worked with Tate since 1998 and are experts in creatively taking up space in the galleries. Four Corali dancers were invited to design performances in response to four artworks at Tate Britain.

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Lowestoft Dance Map - Glass House Dance

Lowestoft Dance Map (2017-19) was part of Making Waves Together, an ambitious programme in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft to raise the profile for culture as a driver for economic growth and community pride.

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Silence Between Waves - Richard Chappell Dance

Taking inspiration from the views of Berry Head in Brixham and the Singaporean dancers who perform the work, Silence Between Waves by Richard Chappell frames a conversation through movement and sound, connecting two places across the sea by reflecting on home and far away.