Founded in 2000 by Riverside Theatres and Ausdance NSW as an outreach program of the NSW Ministry for the Arts, Western Sydney Arts Strategy, Western Sydney Dance Action became an incorporated association in 2004 under the leadership and direction of Kathy Baykitch (2000-2008) and Olivia Ansell (2009-2010).

Annette McLernon (2011-2023) launched the organisation as FORM Dance Projects, maturing the organisation from a small service provider into a professional arts organisation with a growing reputation for presenting a high calibre artistic program of contemporary dance works, while playing a key role in continuing to nurture the cultural fabric of Western Sydney. With a legacy of 20 years and the hard work of many committed and dedicated people, FORM has grown into a vital hybrid arts organisation firmly anchored in Western Sydney but with a deep network and connectivity to the nation and the world.