Issue 280

Collaboration and partnerships

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Photo: Tanya Habjouqa

Partnership working has aided the fortunes of arts organisations across the country, allowing them to embark on projects previously unimaginable. Mary Cloake explains how collaboration has helped in Liverpool.

Meander through the streets of Liverpool’s Bluecoat Quarter right now, and you will almost certainly pause to ponder the dismembered bodies of the mannequins peering through the floor-to-ceiling gallery windows as part of the Art of the Lived Experiment exhibition at the Bluecoat. Alternatively, you might want to go to the Salisbury Arts Centre where Hoodwink Theatre Company is preparing for its next performance. Or maybe take a trip to Curve in Leicester, where Let’s Dance International...

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Louisa Davison tells how two companies have pulled down the barriers between ballet and integrated contemporary dance.

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The European Regional Development Fund can be a crucial source of funding, but relations and processes between the partners involved need to be coherently managed, advises Florence Harmelin.

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Glasgow will be hosting the Turner Prize next year for the first time. Marie Christie believes that a partnership approach will make the event stronger and its reach wider.