Eirini Kartsaki, “HERPES,” 2017 (Image by Manu Valarce)

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. You may only sign up for two one-to-one session in any one term. Workshops are open to larger session and do not count against your two sessions.

To book your session, call 020 8981 6617

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


Wednesday 7 February, 11.00am – 3.00pm (4 surgeries)
Sheena Khanna, Producer (Chisenhale Dance Space)
Small and mid-scale touring, rural touring, disability arts, theatre, Grants for the Arts, Artists’ International Touring Fund, international touring

Monday 12 February, 11.00am – 3.00pm (4 surgeries)
Guest Counsellor: Sophie Nurse, Independent Producer
Individual artists, theatre, devised work, emerging artists, Edinburgh Fringe
Sophie is an independent producer whose key interests are working with theatre companies and emerging artists in devised, movement based and participatory contexts. Previous experience includes work at Battersea Arts Centre, Forced Entertainment, Incoming Festival, Bush Theatre and the Royal Court.

Thursday 22 February, 2.00pm – 5.00pm (4 surgeries)
Natalie Huntley-Clarke, Producer (Chisenhale Dance Space)
Budgets, touring, Grants for the Arts, how to work with a producer, participation projects.

Tuesday 6 March, 10.15am – 2.00pm (4 surgeries)
Daniel Pitt, Executive Producer (Chisenhale Dance Space)
Strategic development, marketing, regional touring, GftA, programming / curating, theatre, dance, live art, circus

Friday 23 March, 1.30pm – 4.00pm (5 surgeries)
Guest Counsellor: Gitta Wigro, Co-Director (Independent Dance)
Dance film, artist development, ACE/Grants for the Arts, grant/application writing, finance and budgets, networking
Gitta has been working in dance management since 2000. Before joining ID in 2012, she worked for Arts Council England as a dance relationship manager, and at The Place. She also works as a programmer, curator, lecturer and mentor for international dance film projects, and will teach a module on dance film programming and curation for the new MA in screendance at London Contemporary Dance School from 2018. 



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