FORM Dance Projects is a unique, innovative cultural service provider that aims to foster and develop contemporary dance culture in Western Sydney.
FORM Dance Projects delivers a vibrant, engaging dance-based artistic program creating professional development opportunities for emerging to established choreographers and dancers. FORM provides access to dance education, appreciation and participation opportunities for the Western Sydney community.
Since its inception in 2001, as Western Sydney Dance Action, the organisation has established strong networks with local and state government, education and community based sectors, and has a Board comprised of representatives from government, business and the arts. FORM Dance Projects has matured from a small dance service provider into a professional arts organisation with a growing reputation for presenting a high calibre artistic program of contemporary dance works.
FORM Dance Projects has delivered projects in partnership with high profile arts organisations such as Sydney Festival and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. FORM Dance Projects presents a curated multi-stranded dance program across the four key areas of presentation, education, professional development and community outreach. FORM Dance Projects creates, shape and forms a diverse program of dance projects in collaboration with choreographers, dancers and artists. These projects are presented throughout the year in FORM Dance Projects’ signature season, Dance Bites, or special events, creative development projects, education workshops, masterclasses and programs such as Fast + Fresh Dance.
A key driver for FORM Dance Projects is facilitating professional development for Western Sydney choreographers and dancers. The emergence of new dancers via pathways provided by education, mentoring and auspicing programs is testimony to a growing degree of success. FORM Dance Projects maintains strong community partnerships through links with key service providers such as STARTTS, the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, and Community First Step, a Fairfield based service provider.
FORM Dance Projects is a key facilitator of CPAN, the Cultural Performing Arts Network, initiated in 2009 in partnership with Fairfield Council and Community First Step. CPAN represents over 300 community cultural performers in Western Sydney.