Yorkshire Dance is delighted to present research and good practice at the 2014 Engage Conference ‘Disruptive Influences?’ (10/11 Nov) and at the national ‘People Dancing’ conference (13-15 Nov, Cardiff) organised by the Foundation for Community Dance.
Part of Yorkshire Dances’ vision is to ‘raise standards’ and ‘increase knowledge and understanding’. Therefore it’s exciting to be asked to present project work at national conferences which gives us not only a chance to share our learning but also network, meet other leading professionals and increase our own understanding.
Nick Ellwood of Breakfast Creatives and Wieke Eringa will be presenting interim findings on the Respond_ project at the 2014 Engage Conference which focusses on ‘the broad and inspiring theme of innovation in the context of education and learning in galleries, museums and the visual arts’. Hannah Robertshaw and Wieke Eringa will be presenting reflections on Dancing with your Neighbours and Leaps and Bounds project work during the People Dancing conference in Cardiff organised by the Foundation for Community Dance. We’re also very pleased to be contributing to the Love Arts Leeds Festival which focuses on arts and mental health.
Working with partners from different sectors is immensely valuable to develop learning and practice, for artists as well as for managers. Another such opportunity to learn and build new cross-sector partnerships presented itself when we were long-listed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to attend the Sharing the Stage event early September. We look forward to the next stage of this application process which sees the potential for us to develop a major piece of participatory performance arts with cross sector collaborators.