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An important announcement

Image credits various: Felicity Arts, Alex Mitchell, Sam Oster, Sam Roberts
Image credits various: Felicity Arts, Alex Mitchell, Sam Oster, Sam Roberts

The Dance Hub SA board have made the difficult decision to bring the organisation to a close. We recognise the impact this closure has on the dance community in South Australia. Many will be aware of the significant challenges facing the organisation since 2022. Although we have had recent project grant success it is not sustainable for us to continue without organisational funding or premises. 

We applaud the foresight of Leigh Warren, the founder of LWDance Hub (now Dance Hub SA) in seeing a need for a space for and commitment to independent dance in SA and for his ongoing support as patron of Dance Hub SA. We also acknowledge Amanda Phillips for her diverse, adventurous and strategic programming throughout 2017-2023 in the roles of Associate Curator and Artistic Director of LWDance Hub and continuing as the Artistic Director of Dance Hub SA. Amanda’s programming included creative initiatives for dance on screen, inter-generational learning, mentorship, national exchanges, international connections, cross art form experimentation and supporting SA dance makers to create new work.

We recognise Jo Jacobs’ commitment and work through the company’s transition from Leigh Warren and Dancers to LWDance Hub and then Dance Hub SA until 2023. And thank Alison Currie for her interim leadership, continuing to champion Dance Hub SA’s values during this challenging time.

We would like to show our deep respect and thanks to our Chair Kylie Kerrigan for her leadership, commitment and perseverance during this difficult time, and acknowledge the significant and ongoing work of this small, voluntary board, the current and previous directors.

We would like to thank you: the community of artists, supporters, donors, audiences and fellow arts organisations. Thank you for your support!

Choreolab24 was Dance Hub SA’s final project, we poured our remaining resources into Choreolab24 to support as many artists as possible. Facilitated by Cinzia Schincariol, project’s like Choreolab24 epitomize everything Dance Hub SA stands for: supporting artists to take risks, explore new ideas, and create a connected community.

We are hopeful that whatever comes next for independent dance in SA can continue to uphold this support for artistic development, experimentation and creation.

With respect and kindness,

The Dance Hub SA Board

Dance Hub SA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting/attending from other areas of South Australia/Australia.

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