Are you a dance artist based in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon?
Get your CPD Dance Card
The CPD Dance Card aims to open up opportunities for individuals working in the dance sector in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon to attend training and continuing professional development events.
You may apply at any stage in your career for opportunities which:
Please write and tell us about the professional development opportunity you would like to take part in including the course title or outline of the opportunity, dates and location. You may also attach web links. Please explain why it is important to you to undertake this training at this point in your career and how you will share your experiences with the wider dance community in Cornwall, Plymouth and/or Devon. Maximum 500 words
Please attach your CV and you may include other information to support your application. You should also include a budget showing all expenditure & income including costing in your time where appropriate.
Please submit your application to your regional dance agency by email;
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 1st May 2017
PLEASE NOTE Grants will not be awarded retrospectively. If successful you will need to be in a position to fund the costs in the first instance; awards will be paid on receipt of an invoice and within 30 days. Decisions are entirely at the discretion of The Hall for Cornwall, Plymouth Dance & Dance in Devon, and are not negotiable.
We have a fantastic volunteers training programme for all of our PD Volunteers. Don't worry though, even if you aren't a volunteer you can take advantage of these great training sessions. All you need to do is choose what you would like to attend and then click through to book your place on Eventbrite. Make sure you book on quick though as places are limited and first come first served!
Customer Service and hospitality training
A session with Dan Baker, house manager at the Barbican Theatre around working with the public. Although not traditionally associated in working with the arts being able to work well with people and communicate effectively is a vital skill. With his experience of working with the public in a busy theatre Dan is well equipped to share his knowledge and experience in this session and will share advice for working effectively with the public and providing a wonderful service in any situation.
Date and Time: Thursday 4th May
Location: The Barbican Theatre
Marketing and promotion
A session with practitioner Joe Meldrum (who also works for Plymouth Culture) around marketing and promotion within the arts. The session will cover- Marketing basics, strategic thinking, setting up websites, social media, mailing lists, developing contacts and how to network. Joe has extensive knowledge of this area of the arts and will share some useful hints and tips with you to help develop your own marketing skills for the future.
Date and Time: Thurs 8th June 6-8pm
Venue- Plymouth School of Creative Arts
To book - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marketing-and-promotion-in-the-arts-workshop-tickets-31091375140?aff=erelpanelorg
Inclusive dance practice
A session with dance practitioner and director of Exim Dance Laura Henry. The session will cover information and advice around working inclusively in dance. Laura has a wealth of experience in this area and will draw on that experience to share information, tips and advice connected with this field of practice.
Date and Time: Thursday 15th June, 6-8pm
Location: Plymouth School of Creative Arts
To book- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusive-dance-practice-tickets-28531645921
Arranging a meeting with one of the staff:
If you are interested in Dance in Plymouth and want to get connected you can get in contact with Plymouth Dance by emailing email@example.com and requesting a meeting.
Support that can be offered during these meetings:
Social media and keeping updated:
Online resources: We offer online resources including the following:
Commissioning Dance Practitioners
The majority of paid engagement opportunities will be advertised through the Plymouth Dance mailing list, Twitter and Facebook, including Trainee and Dance Practitioner freelance contracts. Plymouth Dance, on occasion, directly commissions Senior specialist practitioners for strategic purposes with regards to developing Dance as a vehicle for change within the city.
Plymouth Dance is currently looking for volunteers to join their volunteering programme following the programmes success during U.Dance 2015. Volunteers gained free training and experience, if you are interested in joining the programme please contact Gemma on: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Keeping updated with Plymouth Dance allows us to inform you of any upcoming events and also to have an awareness of your skill set for job opportunities.
This is a brand new full time course for performers with disabilities.
The course is offered by City College Plymouth working in partnership with Attik Dance. This course is an industry focused route for those students who are very passionate about performance and want to train further in this specialism. Read more
Vital Sparks is a city-wide initiative designed to inspire arts, culture and creativity in Plymouth. Funded by Arts Council, England this project is an
unmissable opportunity to develop working relationships between communities and arts organisations for celebration and change.
Small grants from £500 to £5,000 are available to community, youth and residents groups, in fact anyone who wants to make a creative difference in their neighbourhood. Interested groups don't even need a constitution or a bank account. Vital Sparks can pay for goods or artists for them. Read more.
FCD Launches Development Needs Analysis (DNA)
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