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Ausdance Queensland’s mission is to advocate, support, inform, connect and develop dance practice, artists, educators and audiences by inspiring, engaging and enriching participation through diverse opportunities in dance. Ausdance Queensland is a membership organisation, providing advocacy and industry development for Queensland dance through strong local, regional, national and international networks. We work to bring recognition to the many roles that dance plays in the cultural life of Queensland and to maximise opportunities for professional practitioners.
Our services and programs are genre-blind and address the needs of dance artists at any stage of their careers, community dance practitioners, educators and the broader community in relation to dance. We are the state dance industry's primary advocate and advisory representative in regards to government policy, sector planning and industry initiatives.
Ausdance Queensland is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, with quadrennial funding for 2016 – 2020 and current project funding from the Australian Government through the Australia Council. The organisation actively pursues industry and funding partnerships to enhance the scope and impact of our outcomes.
Ausdance Queensland was established in 1992 as a state federation member of the Australian Association for Dance Education (established in 1977 and renamed the Australian Dance Council in July 1992). Ausdance state organisations deliver nation-wide integrated programs and provide innovative inclusive responses to the Australian dance sector’s most pertinent issues.