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Welcome to the

Consortium

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 perform at The Collection Museum at an Imagination Museum consortium event, May 2019

Opportunities

July 2020 Imagination Museum Consortium Event

Unfortunately we won't be able to meet in person on the 5th July 2020, so we have been wondering what format an online alternative to this day could look like, and would really appreciate your feedback.

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Image: Sew Near, Sew Far by Lynn Setterington © Jonathan Turner for Meeting Point

Opportunities

Arts&Heritage - Launching Blue Sky Museums

During the Covid-19 period, Arts&Heritage is initiating a new project, inviting UK-based artists to create unusual and ambitious responses for some of the Meeting Point museums that they have worked with. This is an opportunity to engage in untethered idea development, without the restrictions of practical delivery or limitation of a budget.

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.

Case Study

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.

Case Study

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.

Case Study

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.