Grace Nicol and collaborators were supported to launch a free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums. The pack includes contributions from collaborative artists and explores the cultural, practical and socio-political relationship dynamics between audience, artists and venues.
Spirit Wisdom: Lessons in best practice for presenting dance in galleries
Lauren A Wright, Programme Director, Siobhan Davies Dance
Reflections on Lucy Suggate's 'Spirit Compass', the first new dance work for galleries commissioned by the CONTINUOUS Network (www.continuousdance.com), which premiered in October 2019. Image from Spirit Compass by Lucy Suggate; photo Stuart Leech
This manifesto (written by David Anderson, director-general, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Dhikshana Pering, head of engagement and skills, Somerset House and Sharon Heal, director of the Museums Association) has been built on two years of research, engagement and consultation with those that work in and with museums. It provides a framework for all museums, whatever their history, scale, funding or model of governance, to reflect on their purpose and develop their practice.
The first in a series of 5 ‘TateShots’ presented by art historian Jacky Klein, exploring five different ways in which performance is found inside, and sometimes outside museums and galleries. Picture by Louise Schiefer.
Dancing Museums - The Democracy of Beings (2018-2021)
Including artists and staff from dance organisations, museums and universities from 7 countries; co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019, the National Trust's 'Trust New Art' programme includes visual arts, crafts, architecture, performance, writing and immersive installations. Working with artists to create new work inspired by the spirit of National Trust sites and properties. Picture National Trust, Anthony Chappel-Ross