Advocacy, Consultations and Critical Conversations

Ausdance NSW’s core business is to consult with dance communities across the state. These consultations gather qualitative and quantitative data, build relationships driving an artist-led approach to our public program and policy recommendations.

Key areas of focus in 2020 and 2021 are:

  • CALD dancers Working Party + Open Space – working with dancers of colour, co-designing a consultation process including a working party and monthly BIPOC Open Space. Planning for a future public forum in partnership with Diversity Arts Australia
  • Disability + Dance  in partnership with Accessible Arts NSW – building on the legacy of Catalyst, these consultations bring together dancers with a Disability and inclusive dance practitioners to reflect on the growth of the dance and disability sector, advise on current practices and inform project development
  • Regional Dance Roundtable – developing local networks of dance activity in the Northern Rivers and Southern NSW

As a result of COVID we have developed these focus groups:

  • Independent and Commercial Freelance Dancers Reference Group
  • Dance Studio Leadership Network

On-going consultations through Facilitated meetings/networks that are core to our advocacy and research include:

  • Small to Medium dance organisations
  • The Tertiary Dance Network
  • Creative Ageing Forum Co-design Project Team
  • Pivot: Dance and Young People working party with Youth Dance Australia