Try Outs for STRIDE – Greater Manchester’s young men’s dance theatre performance group coming up from the 3rd-8th June 2013
Be a part of an exciting sited performance project at the Royal Exchange Theatre being created and performed during the week of the 22nd to the 28th July, choreographed by Company Chameleon and the team of STRIDE artists
You dont have to have to dance experience, but be prepared to learn new skills, meet new people and commit yourselves to the weekly sessions leading up to the performance.
Try Out sessions will be held across Greater Manchester – full schedule to be published next week – see Events section of our site for the full timetable coming soon..
Fundraising and Business Development Manager
1 year contract in the first instance
21 hours per week
Salary: £30011 pro-rata
Dance Initiative Greater Manchester, is a dance development organisation with a specialism in developing dance for the outdoors and unusual spaces. The organisation is looking to recruit an individual with significant experience in arts/charity operations management combined with a proven track record in fundraising and income generation for this new role. The successful candidate will have a positive entrepreneurial attitude combined with good organisational skills and knowledge of systems development
Deadline for applications: 31st May 2013
Interview Date: 10th or 17th June 2013
Full job description and application form in About Us, Vacancies section.
LEADING UK DANCE ORGANISATIONS SCOOP £150,000 ARTS COUNCIL AWARD
DANCE in the North West is to get a boost after dance agencies in Greater Manchester and Liverpool scooped a share of a £150,000 arts payout.
Dance Initiative Greater Manchester (DiGM) and Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) were part of a consortium of four leading UK dance organisations awarded the money by the Arts Council England to support dance talent through a project called Diversifying Investment in Dance.
The bid was led by Nottingham’s Dance4 and also included East London Dance.
The funding is from the Arts Council’s Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity scheme, and will see the development and delivery of a two year programme of fundraising activities, ranging from individual giving to applying for sponsorship and foundations.
Deb Ashby, Director, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester said:
‘This is an incredible opportunity to work more closely with and learn from our peers and impact on the future not only of our own organisation but the future of the local and national dance community’
Karen Gallagher, MBE, Artistic Director, Merseyside Dance Initiative said:
‘Being in a position to genuinely consider how we diversify our income strands to support dance nationally is very exciting for us at MDI, made more so because of this new collaboration that not only cement the working partnership with regional partner DiGM but enable a wider reach through our national partners Dance 4 and East London Dance”.
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, added: “We are encouraging all organisations to build their fundraising capacity to encourage individual giving and develop skills and practical fundraising knowledge. It’s great that this consortium bid will benefit the country’s already vibrant dance sector.”
Each member of the consortium already has established international reputations for supporting, producing and developing dance, yet know that to secure their future they need to make a firm commitment to diversifying their income streams. The aim of this programme is to develop the confidence and knowledge needed to develop these skills and in turn the artists and practitioners they work with across the UK’s dance sector.
Dance Initiative Greater Manchester a.k.a DiGM, (pronounced DIME!), is Greater Manchester’s* central dance organisation providing a whole range of opportunities for dance.
Specialising in sited and outdoor dance, We provide a whole range of opportunities, run creative projects throughout the region & offer advice & information.
We are a charity working to increase access to high quality dance activity to underrepresented communities, working throughout the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester in partnership with local authorities, communities, educators and artists.
Please take a look through the website to find out more, or give us a call: 0161 232 7179
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