Collecting StrandNational Resource Centre for Dance
Ref NoAD
Extent25 files of papers, 2 posters, 4 theatre programmes, 12 newsletters, 2 objects
Name of CreatorAssociation of Dance and Mime Artists
DescriptionThe Association of Dance and Mime Artists (ADMA) (1976-1985) sought to educate key people within major funding bodies about British New Dance. It pressed for funding of experimental dance companies and for grants to allow choreographers to explore new ideas and create new work that might not reach performance level. A national membership organisation with a steering committee based in London, ADMA played a key role in the increase in funding for small projects and small dance groups, the appointment of the first Dance Officer at the Greater London Arts Association (GLAA) in 1977, and GLAA's granting of dance fellowships in 1978.

The archive is a collection of papers about ADMA's activities gathered by administrator Irene Fawkes, rather than a full record of the organisation's life and work.

Records include minutes of committee meetings, correspondence files, policy statements, membership information; course and conference information; records regarding the Day of Dance 1984; financial records; newsletters and reports.

Archive also includes papers relating to the Institute for Administrators in the Arts and Entertainment Working Party; Equity, National Organisation or Dance and Mime; Small Scale Dance Companies Management Committee; and Greater London Arts Association meetings.
ArrangementAt the time of cataloguing a distinction was made between material relating to the Cycles Dance Company Archive and the ADMA Archive. Before cataloguing, the material was all assumed to relate to ADMA.

Material arranged at time of cataloguing according to the format-based classification scheme which was then in use by the National Resource Centre for Dance.
AccrualsNo accruals expected.
Related MaterialSee also the following collections held by the University of Surrey:
Cycles Dance Company Archivem, archive ref CDC
EMMA/Midlands Dance Company Archive, archive ref EM
Kickstart Archive, archive ref KS
Maedee Dupres Archive, archive ref MD
Extemporary Dance Theatre Archive, archive ref ED
Physical DescriptionAt the time of cataloguing some sheets were discovered to be severely water damaged and covered with dried distemper. They were photocopied onto acid-free paper. The originals were destroyed.
CopyrightWhere copyright in the items was held by Irene Fawkes this has been assigned to the National Resource Centre of Dance, University of Surrey.

In accordance with the deposit agreement, photocopying will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and of single items.
Custodial HistoryThe archive was donated in 1989 by the organisation's administrator, Irene Fawkes, along with materials about Cycles Dance Company and other dance groups for which she had been administrator.
Preservation and cataloguing of the archive were funded by the Dance Data Online project grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/C9364Association of Dance and Mime Artists (ADMA); 1976-19851976-1985
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