Posted on March 19, 2013
Dance UK is organising a seminar for dance managers and self-managed artists, part of its training programme The Business of Dance. The seminar will be held on Friday, April 5 from 7pm to 10pm.
The three-hour session aims to provide practical knowledge and information sharing for self-managed dance artists, company dancers who want to develop their own work and independent dance managers who want to develop their skills.
Sarah Shead, a freelance arts manager, will give an hour-long training session focusing on types of funding available, identifying local funds open to artists, an overview Arts Council England funding and tips for writing successful applications. A panel of independent dance artists, including Hakeem Onibudo of Impact Dance and Rachel Birch-Lawson will explain how they raised funds to create work.
Dance UK recently organised a similar training session in Leeds, where one of the participating dancers said: “It was very relaxed and quite intimate. It was nice to meet different artists from different fields and to learn from their experience. What I found most useful was learning about how to apply for funding. It can seem a bit daunting but the speakers were helpful and gave very useful information.”
Tickets for the event cost £8 to Dance UK members, £18 to non-members. For more information, call the Dance UK office on 020 7713 0730 or see www.danceuk.org. To book, see the online shop the Dance UK website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business of Dance is presented in association with Independent Dance Managers Network (IDMN) and with Sadler’s Wells, which generously agreed to host this event without charge.