Featuring new commissioned dance works from a diverse group of artists, ArtsUnboxed offers venues, festivals, dance organisations and schools across the country the opportunity to purchase everything needed to present these original creations in their own settings using local artists.
Works featured on ArtsUnboxed focus on animating public spaces, engaging communities, and adding to traditional theatre programming in a way that will help venues reintroduce audiences back into their buildings.
They include Dance:Connects from Jo
Sarah Blanc in collaboration with Annie Vicky Sarah and producer Emma Abbey, have developed Familiar Spaces, an inclusive duet that explores our sense of memory and place, accessible to disabled and non-disabled artists for either digital or live settings.
Created by NOCTURN, with producer Sarah Shead Spin Arts, The Riddle is an online outdoor dance experience where participants help the central character Pæn, reengage with the outdoor world by using their phones to find QR codes, solve riddles and share dance moves.
Pervez Live 2 Break, with producer Kate Scanlan, has created Dance Your Socks Off an interactive dance game where participants earn points by learning and performing a number of different dance styles. This intergenerational game has been designed to be accessible to all ages and abilities.
MidSummerland by Anatomical wi
A new work by Temujin Gill – Grounded Movement, with producer Kate Scanlan, will be available shortly. Designed for schools, youth groups and theatre groups this work will focus on young people’s hopes and dreams for the future and give them a chance to use their voice to create their own show.
Following its launch, a second phase of the project will open ArtsUnboxed up to other artists interested in using the platform to promote their work and ideas. Any creatives interested are invited to get in touch to propose works they’d like to be considered.
Funded by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, ArtsUnboxed offers a safe and sustainable way of touring ideas rather than people. It has been designed to help support cultural employment at a local level while also offering further support through royalties to the original creatives beyond the commissioned period.
ArtsUnboxed is live now on artsunboxed.com