Thursday 16th April 12pm-6pm

£10*, booking required, limited capacity
Call 020 8981 6617 to book

As part of Chisenhale Dance Space’s on-going effort to offer an affordable home and resource for risk and experimentation in dance and performance, our board members Jane Greenfield, Luke Pell and Nikki Tomlinson are hosting an afternoon of hospitality and advice.

Attending to the pressing question of what it is to be an artist in an uncertain time we’ll work collaboratively (with snacks) to generate responsive surgeries on making the work you want, living well, sustaining yourself and a life-long practice. The content of the workshop will be in response to the questions and concerns the artists bring into the room.

Bring lunch with you and we’ll provide tea, coffee, snacks and a glass of wine for everyone.

Rough schedule

12pm-12.45pm Intros
12.45pm-2pm Generate sessions
2pm-3.30pm Sessions Raft 1
3.30pm-5pm Session Raft 2
5pm-6pm Summary and closer with wine

* All ticket income will go directly to supporting our artist development programme, including Arts Counselling and Thinking Space.



Jane Greenfield – For over 20 years Jane Greenfield has been an active member of the international dance and live arts community. Her career is best defined by her 11 year Directorship of the internationally acclaimed Dance 4 National Dance Agency and NOTT Dance Festival. An independent producer since 2005, she has initiated a range of curatorial, developmental and enquiry lead projects including the Guardians of Doubt network, commissioning land-based work in heritage contexts supported by a C4C Fellowship with York St John University, working as Contemporary Arts Officer for the National Trust and mentoring numerous artists and young producers. In 2013 she became the Co-Director of London based arts organisation Home Live Art.

Luke Pell is an independent artist living in Scotland. Working in and in between spaces of dance, theatre and live art.  Maker, curator, questioner, he collaborates with other artists and organisations imagining alternative contexts for performance, participation and discourse that might reveal wisdoms for living.  Fascinated by detail, nuances of time, texture, memory and landscape. His artistic projects take form as intimate encounters; poetic objects, installations and designed environments – site-responsive choreographies – for physical and virtual spaces. He is an Associate Artist with Candoco Dance Company and Fevered Sleep. 

Through curatorial projects he invites gatherings of artists and experts from across disciplines to come together to explore new and existing relationships between words and movement, periphery and community, so as to arrive at new perspectives, articulations and understandings of what is to be in the world.  Formerly Head of Learning and Research for Candoco Dance Company and  Associate Producer for Nigel Charnock and Shobana Jeyasingh, Luke also offers bespoke support to artists and organisations during distinct periods of change and is currently working with Claire Cunningham, Dance Base – Edinburgh, Gwyn Emberton and Deborah Light.  Luke is a board member of the Workroom, Glasgow, Janice Parker Project and Chair of the Board for Chisenhale Dance Space.

Nikki Tomlinson is a freelance artist and Artists’ Advisor & Producer with Artsadmin (2004-). She previously worked with Chisenhale Dance Space as Programme Manager (2000-4) and is a longstanding Member of the space. At Artsadmin she manages a range of artistic development programmes including Artsadmin’s Artists’ Bursary Scheme and Weekenders and has long-term working relationships with artists Stacy Makishi, Florence Peake and Mamoru Iriguchi. Earlier projects include Unlimited Global Alchemy for the Cultural Olympiad, Future Editions human library and the co-curation of Town Hall Hotel Artworks with Manick Govinda. Nikki is a freelance artist and dramaturg, performing most recently in works by Florence Peake and Jennet Thomas. She holds a BA Hons in History from the University of Manchester and a Postgrad Diploma in Performance from Birkbeck College, University of London.