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Project History

Bristol Dance Futures is a consortium of organisations and independent dance practitioners committed to making Bristol a place where everybody can move and be moved by dance, set up by in 2016 by Theatre Bristol, Pavilion Dance South West, Bristol City Council and independents, including dancer Laïla Diallo. Between 2016-2018 the consortia undertook research and consultation with the sector, mapping Bristol’s professional dance network and carrying out research into the thousands of people who take part in and watch dance in the city.


  • Nurture the talent of artists of all dance types
  • Grow audiences and participation in dance
  • Promote Bristol’s diverse dance identity

Consortia members 2020-21

Organisations: Arnolfini, Circomedia, In Between Time, Theatre Bristol, Trinity Community Arts.

Artists & practitioners: Gabrielle Cook, Deepraj Singh and Lauren Scholey

We welcome new artist representatives who reflect the breadth of Bristol’s practice and communities.