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Union Dance Lockdown Arts Exhibition

Funded on Spacehive 12 May 2021 Delivered 3 December 2021

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Union Dance Lockdown Arts Exhibition

Union Dance Lockdown Arts Exhibition

union dance trust ltd By union dance trust ltd

Online video and photographic art exhibition within spaces in Church St WAES space and online. Free Dance with Digital Online courses 20/21 connecting communities.

City of Westminster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 May 2021!

Union Dance with its Africa Asian cultural emphasis will keep Church Street Ward moving and fit in dance and wellbeing: Dance with Digital Online course in Jan 2021 onwards. Lockdown Arts: A Union Dance exhibition will also be displayed in Charing Cross library/studios of selected artwork produced in the Dance With Digital Online Course, Lockdown April - June 2020. The exhibition preview celebration with musicians and a DJ will be celebrated by a dance duet with music in performance for a small guest audience and videoed for online view, over two days event The visuals also placed online on a website as limited editions, so all can pop in, and take a look. Sign up and join our free Dance with Digital Courses Online Spring 2021 in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Services, WAES., Lisson Grove , Church Street Ward.

What we'll deliver:

  • Arts Exhibitions Lockdown Arts viewed in spaces and online
  • Free Online Courses: Dance with Digital Online 2021
  • Workshops in spaces in West end space and Church Street Spaces
  • Celebratory Events with music and dance/digital in Church St /West End
  • New Dance and Music Commission viewed in spaces and online
  • Cultural Activities in Westminster and Online
  • Videos on new art platform, viewers to connect & respond to
  • UD newsletter membership connecting Westminster & Londoners
  • Encourage all in communities to join relevant cultural activities
  • IPOC Arts Company & Charity in visible project Mind Through Movement

Why it's a great idea:

*Volunteers and participants gain training from professional artists and gain free places on the new DWD course and produce portfolio of own art work. *Given access to creative lockdown arts at preview events *Contribute to exciting new work produced and viewed in the library and online. *Book into the free Dance with Digital Courses 2020 2021 *Book in to see exhibition at Westminster Library or WAES Lisson Grove, or Cockpit Theatre space in 2020/ 2021 *Small audience to view dance and exhibition, filmed for online view *Gain places on workshops, free dance and music courses in 2021 *If funds available preview events extended, as a benefit over further days or eves. *Online access to view visual artwork.

Steps to get it done:

  • Curation Of Art Work Lockdown Arts Exhibition by Jan 2021
  • Development of Duet & Music commission for Lockdown Arts Exhibition
  • Place Exhibition Online with new union dance website and arts platform
  • Participants booked for workshops and Dance with Digital Online
  • Marketing social media and PR to uplift Exhibitions, Workshops and DWD Course
  • Lockdown Arts Exhibition in March before DWD course April - June 2021
  • Arts Membership enhanced to connect local and London communities
  • Evaluation of Feedback May 2021 to go forward with next Arts Exhibition

Training Westminster volunteers contribute to the creative projects: Mind Through Movement, with Union Dance, to engage and inspire communities in this case, Church Street Ward and West End Ward. The exhibition exhibitors in Lockdown Arts are culturally diverse and from all backgrounds, including African & Asian British that enables viewers an insight into an artistic realm and community rarely viewed or celebrated. Dance with Digital Online in lockdown April - June 2020 gave structure in social isolation to the recipients lives and constructive in depth discussion, producing creative visualisation, and physically keeping fit sessions. 100 participants listed on the April- June course, contributed and chosen produced work for the Lockdown Arts, with Dance with Digital Course to be delivered again in 2021.


Location City of Westminster

About the space



City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £27,453

Dance with Digital free course - £4,000 (15%)
Arts Producer x 20 days x £175 per day - £3,500 (13%)
Choreographer & coach trainer 1 day £200 x 16 days - £3,200 (12%)
Equipment - £3,000 (11%)
Exhibition Space & Technical Equipment hire - £2,500 (9%)
Exhibition Space Set up & Technical Equipment hire - £2,500 (9%)
volunteers time - £1,800 (7%)
space hire in kind - £1,500 (5%)
marketing assistance - £1,500 (5%)
Dancers x 5 days @750 x 2 - £1,500 (5%)
Other - £2,453 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Dance with Digital free course
Arts Producer x 20 days x £175 per day
Choreographer & coach trainer 1 day £200 x 16 days
Exhibition Space & Technical Equipment hire
Exhibition Space Set up & Technical Equipment hire
volunteers time
space hire in kind
marketing assistance
Dancers x 5 days @750 x 2
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • videographer x 1 day @ £250
  • DJ x 4 hrs x £100 pr hr
  • Technician @ 150 x 2 days
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Contents Insurance – 150 for equipment /contents hire


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Extra marketing initiatives in local Church St area
  • Extra workshops supporting communities
  • Extra 2 x celebratory events

Total £27,453

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