Coffee Mornings: Producer Series – Training

Chisenhale Studios

11am – 2pm-ish
Monday 13 June
Free  – no need to book just turn up

Coffee Morning
Rant. Chat. Eat.


Hosted by Clara Giraud

What training is available for producers?
How accessible is it?
What training and support do we need at different stages of our careers?

You need not bring anything but yourself. And maybe some cake.

Chisenhale Dance Space will be hosting a series of Coffee Mornings for producers and self-producing artists to address themes related to producing work in the current dance and performance climate. Born out of a producer event held at Chisenhale Dance in January this year, these events will provide an opportunity for more in depth and open discussion on different topics affecting producers. Facilitated by a range of producers and prtists, these are forums for exploring ideas, discussing, ranting over coffee and cake.

The first session will be facilitated by CDS Artist Member Clara Giraud. Based at Artsadmin, Clara is project manager for Unlimited which offers disabled artists funds and mentoring support to develop, produce and show ambitious work, and continues to produce independently for PanicLab. She will be bringing her experiences of training on the job as a freelancer and working inside an organisation that runs bursary programmes to this Coffee Morning.

Please note: this event will be held at Chisenhale Studios, located next to Chisenhale Dance Space, the building is fully accessible.

We would like to thank: Chisenhale Studios for the use of their space, and the The Chesterfield cafe (345 Roman Rd, London E3 5QR) who are kindly donating a cake for this event.

Future dates: 8 July, 29 July

About Coffee Mornings

The Coffee Mornings at Chisenhale Dance Space were initiated by Gillie Kleiman, an independent dance artist and proud member of the artistic community around the organisation, as a way in which dance-makers and -doers could talk about the relationships between issues of production, public policy and the politics of the cultural industries and the artwork that they are making and doing. The events are open to all artists and arts practitioners, whether or not they associate themselves with Chisenhale. We sit around the kitchen table and eat and talk. There have always been people there who know each other as well as those who don’t. There is a loosely-held format which includes a writing-up of the facilitators’ thoughts after the meeting Initially Gillie started off each time. Now the Coffee Mornings are led by different dance artists or artists’ groups each time and from 2015 Gille handed over the running to Hamish MacPherson, also a member of Chisenhale Dance Space.