MDI is both a registered charity (No.1040463) and a company limited by guarantee (No.2873008).
MDI operates by Charity Commission regulations and in accordance with the following objective: "The advancement of public education in the arts of dance and related arts."
As a company limited by guarantee, MDI operates by Companies House regulations and company law. However, unlike private/public companies, MDI does not distribute profits to shareholders but re-invests any surpluses generated back into the Company to pursue its charitable objectives.
As a registered charity, MDI is governed by a board of trustees, the individual members of which are simultaneously directors of the company limited by guarantee. The board has overall legal responsibility for the management of MDI and meets regularly to provide a strategic overview of the organisation.
The director Karen Gallagher MBE is responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff team.
MDI is funded by a combination of statutory grant aid from Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council, grants from charitable trusts and foundations, sponsorship, and earned income from studio hire, classes and workshops.
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