A new home for Dance4
Sited in an old hosiery factory our new spaces will re-purpose a much loved, but derelict building that has stood proud for over 150 years (see images below). Providing 3 state of the art studios and flexible work spaces, this new centre will not only meet the needs of the artists and public we work with, but be a major part of re-imagining a forgotten space. Here we will deliver more dance participation, research, training, creation and development to more people.
Since we began 24 years ago, artists have always said that space is one of the most important factors in making great work. Since 1996 we’ve had studios to support artists’ work but they have always had limitations. We’ve been searching for a long-term home where we can do what we do well, with spaces that match the quality of our work and that of the artists we support.
It feels fantastic to have made the move to our new home and we're excited to make new friends and neighbours and to inspire many more artists and participants in the wonders of dance. Exciting times are on the horizon!
To make the final stages of this project happen we have launched Campaign25 – twenty five fun, glorious or possibly exhausting fundraising events to raise £25,000 from public donations to move into a new home in our 25th year. We need as many inspiring people as possible to get involved so please do join us. You can participate, donate or advocate – we welcome it all!
Dance4 would like to thank our partners and funders for their invaluable support, and particularly Gemma Latimer for creating our fantastic collage at the top of this page.
Dance4's Centre for Choreography is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further support from Nottingham City Council, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Jessie Spencer Trust, The Idlewild Trust, Wren & J N Derbyshire Trust. The centre is sponsored by GDS and Clarke’s of Nottingham. We would also like to thank David Stewart OBE and Christopher and Julia Barron for their significant support of this project.