Boston Touring Group | Fiver Fridays November 2016 | Photo by Manu Valcarce

Boston Touring Group | Fiver Fridays November 2016 | Photo by Manu Valcarce

Lost? Confused? Overwhelmed?

Then come and see one of Chisenhale Dance Space’s Arts Counsellors to talk through your troubles.

Predominantly for dance artists, these free advice sessions are a place for discussion, advice, support and guidance on a one-to-one and group basis.

One-to-one surgeries are 45 minutes, but please allow one hour so you can fill out an evaluation form at the end. This is a guidance only session and does not constitute an ongoing relationship of support from the organisation. CDS will provide signposting and further support networks.

Available sessions are listed below with the name of the Arts Counsellor hosting the sessions and a list of their areas of expertise. Because the sessions are limited, please have a very clear idea of what you would like to discuss – we will ask you this at the time of booking.

To book, call 020 8981 6617

Arts Counselling is a Chisenhale Dance Space initiative and can only run with your generous donations.




Monday 23rd January, 10.30am – 1.30pm
SHEENA KHANNA, Associate Producer (CDS)
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council, producing, disability arts, tour management, rural touring, independent and emerging artists
One-to-one surgeries

Friday  3rd February, 1.30 – 5.15pm
Guest Counsellor: KATHERINE HOLLINSON, Them Two Dance
Producing, outdoor work, budgets, community engagement, Grants for the Arts

One-to-one surgeries

Friday 17th February, 1.30 – 5.15pm
Guest Counsellor: LEO BURTIN, The Making Room
Business plan development, fundraising, socially engaged practice, producing, dramaturgy, arts & science/health, arts & academia
One-to-one surgeries

Wednesday 24th February, 10.30am – 1.30pm
JUSTIN HUNT, Executive Producer (CDS)
Fundraising, budgets, touring, producing, dramaturgy, queer performance
One-to-one surgeries

Monday 13th March, 10.30 – 2.15pm
Guest Counsellors: SALLY ROSE (Arts Producer) and XAVIER DE SOUSA (Producer and Performance Maker)
Producing, self-producing, artist development, project management,Arts Council England applications,, funding applications, event management, outside eye, financial management, professional/company development, touring

One-to-one surgeries


Thursday 13th April, 10.30am – 1pm, Performance Studio
Guest workshop: LOUISE JARDINE, Arts Council England
If you are thinking about applying for Grants for the Arts, this talk is an opportunity to hear from the Arts Council about what to look out for and what to consider as you plan your application. Suitable to new applicants as well as those with previous experience of Grants for the arts. There will be time for Q&A and opportunities to discuss your specific project. Before attending please have a read of the Grants for the arts guidelines here.

Tuesday 9 & 16 May, 12pm-4:15pm, Artists’ Room
Guest Counsellor: Antigone Avdi
Website Support (booking required)
A special website support counseling session individualised to your specific concerns. One-to-one sessions are £15 per session for non-members and £10 per session for members. This unique support is brought to CDS by Avdi as a unique fundraiser for CDS’ Allotment Fund.


CDS Artist Members have access to unique one-to-one development sessions with Projects Producer, Natalie Huntley-Clarke.