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In response to the current Covid 19 lock down, the DanceXchange team will be offering an extended programme of FREE advisory sessions to independent artist from the Midlands area, throughout May and June.

You can book your place with DanceXchange’s Artist Development and Production team:

DanceXchange Artist Development Team

DanceXchange’s Artistic Advisory Sessions offer free one on one consultative sessions for professional dance artists who would like to make connections, learn more about the DanceXchange Artist Development programme or during these current times especially, it may be that you just wish to chat with someone over a cup of tea.

The Advisory Sessions are open to any Midlands based dance artist and are available on the following days and times.

Upcoming sessions:

Day Session One Session Two Session Three
Tuesday 12 May 3 – 3.45pm 3.45 – 4.30pm 4.30 – 5.15pm
Tuesday 26 May 3 – 3.45pm 3.45 – 4.30pm 4.30 – 5.15pm
Tuesday 9 June 3 – 3.45pm 3.45 – 4.30pm 4.30 – 5.15pm
Tuesday 23 June 3 – 3.45pm 3.45 – 4.30pm 4.30 – 5.15pm

To book a session, please email Helen Lound, Programme Officer

Advisory Sessions with Producers

DX is also pleased to be working with a range of experienced freelance producers as part of our expanded festival team, who are available to share their expertise and insights.

Please carefully read the producers specialty, listed below, to make sure you choose the one that will benefit you and your practice most.

Please note:  The producers are not able to provide any advice or recommendations regarding DX’s artistic programming and artist development schemes. Please, book your appointment with dx’s Artist Development team if you wish to discuss these specific areas.

Producers will, however, share information, comments and similar with DX so we can monitor how everyone is doing, and stay up to date with the interest, questions and ambitions across the region.

Rosie Clements

Rosie is an outdoor arts producer specialising in festivals. Based in Birmingham she works regularly throughout the UK and across Europe.  Visit here for more details on her career.

  • Some of the discussion areas that Rosie could advise on include.
    • Event planning – bringing an idea into fruition
    • Working with live musicians and composers
    • Budgeting – creating a project budget
    • Health and Safety
    • Event Licensing and Permissions

Please contact Rosie directly to discuss booking an advisory session from 11th May onwards

Emily Labhart

Emily Labhart is an experienced Producer and Project Manager, specialising in Dance of the African Diaspora and international collaboration.   Visit here for details of her career.

  • Some of the discussion areas that Emily could advise on include.
    • ACE Project Grants
    • Project Budgets
    • Artist/Producer relationships
    • Translation Game – how to translate your project ideas into the language of funders and potential stakeholders.
    • Event Management Plans

Please contact Emily directly to discuss booking an advisory session from 11th May onwards

Jamaal O’Driscoll

Jamaal has been a part of the dance community since 2010, practicing a variety of dance styles, and developing a strong technique within the hip-hop style of breaking.

Visit here to learn more about Jamaal’s career.

  • Some of the discussion areas that Jamaal could advise include
    • Artistic aspects of performance
    • Self-producing
    • Peer to peer discussion
    • Outreach and Participation

Please contact Jamaal directly to discuss booking an advisory session.