Louise Blackwell

DollyWould by Sh!t Theatre
South East Dance's Dance Space
Feb 18 artist meeting
Feb 18 artist meeting
Lucy Davies, Executive Producer, Royal Court, London

Sussex Indie Artist Development

A series of regular, free opportunities for independent creative practitioners of all disciplines working in live performance. They are a chance to meet, learn new skills, share ideas and industry insight. The invitation is open to all but is particularly for artists based in Sussex. If you have a burning theme that you’d like to talk about with your peers then drop me a line. Or you can sign up the mailing list here.

Next meeting: watch this space…

2019 meetings:

Friday 22nd March 6pm – 7pm 2019 with Guest Speaker Lucy Davies, Executive Producer, Royal Court, London.

In 2018 I hosted a range of events in Brighton & Hove:

February: two artist meet ups at The Basement and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton where we talked about what we need to make more and better work in the city. Read the notes here: Brighton & Hove artists’ meeting notes Feb 2018 low res

May: a meeting with Jon Linstrum and Anna Jefferson from Arts Council England South East office where we had the chance to ask them questions and find out more about the arts council. Read the notes here: Notes from meeting with Arts Council and independent artists of Brighton May 2018 then after the meeting we went to see Sh!t Theatre’s DollyWould.

September: Clod Ensemble hosted a workshop as part of their Reboot artist development programme at the Rosehill Pub. Sound Design for Theatre and Performance Makers was led by sound designer Gareth Fry (frequent collaborator with Complicité, DV8, Katie Mitchell and recent Oliver and TONY award winner for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and covered how we hear and perceive the world, how our imagination affects what we think we hear and how this can be used in performance making. More information on Reboot here.

October: Thanks to ACCA for hosting; How do we invite people? Where marketing, PR and communications specialists Georgina Harris (Brighton Dome & Festival) and Nicola Jeffs (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts) and freelancer Rasheed Rahman talked about how artists and marketing teams can work better together to ensure the widest range of people possible feel that our work is for them. Then we went to see Clod Ensemble’s Placebo at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Here are some resources from the event: Top 10 tips for visiting artists by Rasheed Rahman    Marketing Presentation Georgina Harris

November: we held three events in November. The first was held at the Marlborough Theatre and discussed How can artists and researchers work better together? Lisa Peck from Sussex Uni and RAPT, Kate Dunton from the Cultural Institute at Kings and Emma Higham from RAPT spoke about the work they do.

Then The Old Market was the venue for the second meeting in November about South East Dance’s proposed plans for the new Dance Space in Brighton opening in Spring 2020.

Finally Clod Ensemble hosted a workshop led by Dr Tamara Harvey at Ceyda Tanc’s Studio exploring Body in Brain and Mind from her unique blended perspective of neuroscience, martial arts and clinical psychology.