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Dance Exchange Hull

6 December 2019, State Of The Arts Academy

Following on from three trips to northern cities with local emerging dancers, the Dance Exchange Hull will see dance artists, producers and collaborators coming together to discover, explore and showcase the sector in Hull. Guests from Leeds, York, Newcastle and beyond will be invited to take part in discussions, workshops and presentations led by artists in Hull.

Dance Exchange Hull seeks to examine how a healthy dance sector can grow and flourish with input from both organisation and artist led projects. We will explore what initiatives have impacted change in the sector, what opportunities there are for artist development across Hull and neighbouring cities and how we can all work together to influence the growth of our local dance sectors.

Throughout the event there will be networking opportunities, a chance for local dance artists and professionals to showcase their work, as well as dance workshops and classes led by Hull’s artists. There will also be time for discussions and conversations to take place led by both artists and dance organisations around the subject of sector and talent development.

Dance Exchange Hull aims to provide inspiration and knowledge to attendees on what can be achieved through building creative networks and working collectively whilst mapping out what opportunities are available locally and regionally.


2 pm – Arrival & registration
2.15 pm – Welcome
2.30 – 4 pm – Showcase Tables (see below for info on how to get involved) / Networking
2.30 – 3 pm – Workshop with Jon Beney
3 – 3.30 pm – Workshop with Tamar Draper & Jo Ashbridge
3.30 – 4pm – Workshop with Joined Up Dance
4 – 4.15 pm – Break with refreshments
4.15 – 5.15 pm – Panel Discussion & Q&A
5.15 pm – Food served & Round Table Discussion
5.50 pm – Round Up and Thanks
6 pm – Event end

Food will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book.

Register for a Showcase Table

The Showcase Tables at Hull Dance Exchange are an opportunity for Hull-based artists, performers, professionals and dance organisations to promote their work.

Find out more here.


State of the Arts Academy is located in Hull’s Old Town on a side ally off High Street. There are no parking spaces immediately around the venue, however King William’s Car Park is a five minute walk from the venue. High Street has 1.5-2m wide level foot path on one side of the road. The ally on which SOTA is located is cobbles and unlevel.

The entrance to the building has no steps, but it does have a slight lip over the door. There are lifts to all the floors we will be using.

If you have any access needs or questions please contact getinvolved@absolutelycultured.co.uk.

Book your free space here:

HIPI is an Absolutely Cultured project, funded by Arts Council England, Hull City Council Arts Development and Back To Ours, with support from Hull Truck Theatre.

Dance Exchange Hull is supported by Hull Dance and State of the Arts Academy.