Dance4 & Farnham Maltings collaborated to produce an in-depth exploration of key business planning skills to support artists and producers to create or strengthen their international strategy.
Through their caravan and Dance From England international programmes, the two organisations collaborated on this opportunity to support independent artists and companies in developing the skills, knowledge and confidence to work internationally.
This free online course offered key elements of business planning and taking an entrepreneurial look at how an artist might achieve international ambitions. Suitable for UK based artists and companies working in theatre and dance with 3 years of professional experience and a desire to work internationally.
Delivered over 4 weeks, this self-led course is up of a series of practical webinars created in collaboration with Creative United alongside a written guide. A limited number of opportunities to apply for mentoring sessions with Creative United business advisors was available.
Webinar 1, Tuesday 20 October: Introduction and determining where you are now, delivered by Hannah Slimmon (Farnham Maltings) and Jim Hendley (Dance4)
Webinar 2, Tuesday 27 October: Defining vision, values, purpose and ambitions, delivered by Mairead O’Rourke
Webinar 3, Thursday 5 November: Recognising the value of your skills and assets, learning how to exploit them for monetisation, delivered by Jo Boardman
Webinar 4, Tuesday 10 November: Budgeting and cash flow planning, delivered by Remi Harris
Webinars will be hosted using Zoom. Visit here for more information about accessibility features in Zoom.