Learning & Skills Development
DLG has been working with its members to co-curate a program of training interventions & ongoing skills development, as part of the 'DLG & Critical Mass What Next 2022-24' program.
These CPD skills sessions are free to access and aim to up-skill the West Midlands dance community. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability from emerging to established.
Workshops are led by experienced local artists and industry specialists, including members of the DLG community itself.
We aim to ensure all learning & skills sessions are made accessible and align to DLGs values around access and inclusion, but please get in touch if there is something we can do to support any additional needs and allow you to join us.
Dance Photography and Film Workshop
Led by infuseDANCE
Friday 8th March
Walsall Arena, Dance Studio
Dance, film and photography specialist Mark Anderson will be exploring ways to capture your creative work, including in studio, performance and site specific settings.
Safeguarding and Marketing
Led by Sampad
Saturday 9th March
Midlands Arts Centre
Learning and Community Engagement Manager Gillian Twaite, and Marketing Manager Harriet McGuire Smith will be leading a 2 part CPD that focuses on safeguarding and marketing. Tailor specifically to South Asian dance practitioners, this session is part of the DLG South Asian Dance sub-regional hub.
Masterclass: Developing Income Streams For Participatory Arts Practice
Led by Ruth Lee
Friday 15th March
This 1 day practical workshop will bring to life the online learning programme created by People Dancing. Delivered by one of its co-authors, Ruth Lee, the workshop will look at how to talk about your work and where and how you might generate income for it.
The Core Theatre, Solihull
Building a Sustainable Career
Led by Alison Grade (Mission Accomplished)
Tuesday 19th March
St Johns center
Newcastle Road , Trent Vale
Stork on Trent
As part of The Staffordshire Dance Collective (FRONTLINEdance's sub-regional hub), Alison Grade will be giving an overview of how to develop a sustainable career in the creative sector, touching on funding streams, self-employment, good business models, project management & promoting yourself.
Motionhouse CPD series
Led by Motionhouse professionals, including Co-founder and Executive Director, Louise Richards, Programme Producer, Victoria Collins, The Creative Learning team, The Marketing and Communications team, and more!
Wednesday 20th March - Wednesday 26th June 2024
Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa CV31 3SY
Motionhouse are delighted to be offering a series of CPD as part of the DLG Learning & Skills strand. These include:
Building your business in the Dance Sector
Social media & growing your online audience
Creative Learning – Building quality engagement alongside performance
A practical Guide to touring internationally
Selling & Negotiating
Speaking to your audience
First Aid Course
As part of Burton & East Staffs Sub-regional Hub
Thursday 28th March
10:00am - 4:30pm
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1AA
Cost: We are able to offer the course at a subsidised rate of £45pp
One Day Child and Adult First Aid Training including joint qualification and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness. There is a practical assessment and a certificate given to all successful candidates.
Your place will not be confirmed until you submit the form and pay via The Brewhouse box office.
If you have any questions or problems please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Sustainably During a Climate Crisis
Led by Amber Merrick-Potter
Monday 22nd April
Join Green Futures Producer Amber Merrick-Potter, as she draws on her vast experience of sustainable working, to explore how we can remain environmentally conscious and sustainable in the creative sector.
Inclusive and Integrated practice - led by Rachel Liggitt
Maintaining Wellbeing in The Arts as a Freelancer- led by Kirsten Tranter
Making work inclusively- led by Spectra as part of the Burton & East Staffs hub
Making work inclusively- led by Spectra as part of the Worcestershire & Herefordshire hub
Resilience & Longevity of A Career In The Dance Sector- led by Maggie Lewis
Building Access Into Budgets- led by Rachael Lines
How To Talk About Disability: Terminology- led by Disability Rights UK
Masterclass: There Is More Than 1 Way To Be Inclusive - Led by Spectra, Deaf Explorer & Freewheelin / Propel Dance
Company Structures - led by Helga Henry
How to Survive & Thrive in Dance & Dance Participation (Business Models) - Led by Oliver Scott
Masterclass: Support for Emerging & Re-Emerging Artists & Arts Professionals - Led By Amy Dalton-Hardy
Starting Your Anti-racism Journey - Led by Louise Katerega & Anthony Ekundayo Lennon
Dance CPD For Teachers - Led by Motionhouse
Masterclass: How Do You Find Common Ground in Your Inclusive Project? The Common Ground Manual - Led by Zoie Golding & Rachel Liggitt
Creative Evaluation - led by We Are Frilly
Creating the Conditions For Ambitious Projects Through Partnership With Arts and Non-Arts Organisations - Led by Orit Azaz