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Every two years we commission two artists to create new work for the festival. In 2017 we commissioned choreographer and dancer Chad Taylor’s Persistence and Natasha Gooden’s Dance to Camera.

Our Black Gold Commission 2019 in association with Contact and Diverse Actions is now open – Apply and find out more about Black Gold Commission

We run a series of developmental labs:
We’ve played a vital role in the development of new writing in the north west for the past 3 years in association with Commonword.
Apply and find out more about Writers’Lab

Dance Lab
At BGA, we foster risk-taking, encourage collaboration, provide mentorship, and enhance the future of dance in the north west and beyond. Apply and find out more about Dance Lab

Stage Directions
Do you want to have an impact on the world and let your voice be heard? Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a rehearsal room? Would you like to find out more about the role of a theatre director? Apply and find out more about Stage Directions at HOME


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