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Dance Exchange Hull

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

Dance Exchange Hull seeked to examine how a healthy dance sector can grow and flourish with input from both organisation and artist-led projects. We explored 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 were 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 was also 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 aimed 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 stalls (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


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

Booking is now closed.

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.

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