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 Counselling Sessions 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 or use links below, as available

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


AUTUMN TERM 2017
You may only sign up for 2 sessions per term.


SEPTEMBER 

15 September, 10:30-13:40
Guest Counsellor:  Gitta Wigro, Independent Dance
Support with: Dance film, artist development, ACE/Grants for the Arts, grant/application writing, finance and budgets, networking
Book a session here.

OCTOBER

5 October, 16:00-18:00
Guest Counsellors: Xavier de Sousa & Sally Rose, Producer Gathering
Producer Session
These sessions are for producers (at any stage of their career) to get peer-to-peer support from experienced independent producers.
A producer’s gathering will follow at our local pub for networking and further chats. Please RSVP!
Book a session <- waitlist available
RSVP for the Producer’s Gathering 

13 October, 10:30-14:30
Guest Counsellor, Lauren Church, Independent Company Collective, Ltd
Support with: Professional development, care, strategic planning, long term planning
Book a session here.

17 October, 11:00-15:00
Guest Counsellor, Jen Smethurst, Independent Producer
Support with: 
Under 15k GFA writing, Small scale UK touring, cutting through bullshit, feminist performance, self care for people working with artists, basic tech chat, budgets, being scared but keeping going, alternative working models
Book a session here

27 October, 10:30-15:30
Guest Counsellor, Steven Brett, British Council
Support With: 
Artist Development, international working, networking, touring, career development
Book a session here.

NOVEMBER

16 November, 10:30-13:00
Workshop Facilitators: Louise Jardine & Hannah Bruce, Arts Council England
Grants for the Arts Workshop

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.
Book a session here. (Please note: Group is limited to 25 individuals.)

21 November, 11:00-15:00
Guest Counsellor, Sheena Khanna, Independent Producer
Support with: 
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council support, producer support, small-scale work, emerging artists, marketing and network building
Book a session here.

30 November, 11:00-15:00
Counsellor: Justin Hunt, Chisenhale Dance Space
Support with: Artist development, ACE/Grants for the Arts, grant/application writing, finance and budgets, queer performance, club performance, touring, social media/marketing, audience development and networking
Book a session here.

 

DECEMBER

1 December, 11:00-15:00
Guest Counsellor: Charlie Ashwell, Independent Producer
Support with:
creative producing, GftA writing, social media/ marketing, dramaturgy, work-life strategies, brainstorming, developing ideas
Book a session here.

12 December, 11:00-15:00
Counsellor: Justin Hunt, Chisenhale Dance Space
Support with: Artist development, ACE/Grants for the Arts, grant/application writing, finance and budgets, queer performance, club performance, touring, social media/marketing, audience development and networking
Book a session here

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