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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, heritage site, gallery or archive interested in interpreting your collection through dance,
  • a producer
  • researcher
  • teacher
  • student 
  • or any other arts or heritage practitioner or organisation

please complete the form on the right to join the Imagination Museum consortium. This is an informal group and it is free to participate. While we're not currently funded, we share information with the Consortium list much less regularly than we post on social media, so you may also want to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via the links at the bottom of the page.

    • 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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    An image of Hadrians Wall, stretching away into the distance over rolling green fields


    Volunteer Voices - Blue Sky Ideas

    Open call for artist Ideas for 4 major heritage sites in the North, as part of the Volunteer Voices project, run by Newcastle University and Arts&Heritage. Deadline 13th May at 5pm.

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    A woman holds up her phone to film 3 dancers who are performing a danced tour of a museum. We see the camera in the foreground and the dancers are blurry in the background.


    Be part of our #DanceMuseumsMarathon!

    On 19th June this year, the Museum Week theme is dance. We’re hoping to share up to 2 dance/heritage films per hour for 12 hours between 10am and 10pm, on The Imagination Museum Facebook page and a new Imagination Museum YouTube Channel, also signposted via linked posts on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a dance and heritage project you'd like us to share, let us know! Deadine 19th June.

    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.