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Alternative Business Models Study Trips

By Nancy Turner Monday 7 January 2019

Dance Hub Birmingham is offering up to 5 subsidised places on study trips to investigate alternative business and investment models across Newcastle/Leeds and Bristol/West Midlands.

Image: Steve Eggleton, 2017 Birmingham Weekender

Dance Hub Birmingham is offering up to 5 subsidised places on study trips to investigate alternative business and investment models across Newcastle/Leeds and Bristol/West Midlands.  These places are for dance organisations who wish to explore how to diversify their income as part of a collective model and individually.

The subsidised place offer will cover travel and accommodation costs for the trips which will be arranged in February/March 2019.  There will be two separate visits: Newcastle/Leeds and Bristol/West Midlands to look at cultural organisations and how they have built their business models over time.

In Newcastle we aim to visit: Life Centre and Side Gallery, in Leeds, the Tetley Building, East Side Arts and the Local Enterprise Partnership.  In Bristol we will visit Watershed and the Curzon Community Cinema- (in Clevedon just outside Bristol), in the West Midlands Motionhouse and Theatre Absolute/Mercurial Dance. 

The visits will inform the ongoing strategy of investment support for Dance Hub Birmingham and individual organisational development.  We are particularly keen to encourage those who are looking to develop a step change in their business model and to share their learning with the wider dance sector.

To apply for this opportunity, please respond to the following questions by Thursday 7th February 2019:

Why would you like to join this study visit? (250 words)

Why is it the right time for you/your organisation to look at different business models? (250 words)

How will you implement your learning/share your learning with the wider dance sector? (250 words)

What are your business goals in the future? (250 words)

 

You must be based or work predominately in the West Midlands to access this opportunity.  Please also attach information about your organisation and a CV of the person that would like to attend. If you do not wish to apply for a subsidised place but wish to join us, please let us know.  Please send your completed applications to Nancy Turner at nancyturner@culturecentral.co.uk

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