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Graduate Business Support Seminars 2019

Business Support Seminars for Graduates

 

The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama is hosting a series of Business Support Seminars for graduates to support you in your professional career development, refresh your knowledge or develop new skills. These sessions are free to attend, and will also be an opportunity to meet graduates working in different disciplines and make new connections across dance, drama and circus arts.

Producing Artistic Work

with Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director, Upswing

Wednesday 17 April 2019, Woburn House Conference Centre, London
Arrival from 5.30pm, Seminar 6.00 – 7.30pm

This seminar will focus on how to produce artistic work. Vicki will share key lessons from her experiences of self-producing (including starting out, budgets and fundraising, networking and relationship building), how to work with a producer and finding the right producer for your work.

About the trainer

Vicki Amedume entered the circus world in 1997 after her initial training as a research scientist. She founded Upswing after a career as an aerialist working across all spheres of circus from traditional touring tented circuses to large-scale outdoor spaces and intimate touring indoor theatre. Alongside her work at Upswing, Vicki has been an Associate Director of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, and a circus and aerial consultant on a range companies including The RSC, The National Theatre of Scotland, New Vic Theatre and The Royal Exchange, Cameron Mackintosh Productions. Victoria is Vice-Chair of The Albany, Deptford, a trustee of Baring Foundation and a member of the Equity Variety Entertainers and Circus Committee.

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Developing Your Career

with Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director, Upswing

Wednesday 24 April 2019, Woburn House Conference Centre, London
Arrival from 5.30pm, Seminar 6.00 – 7.30pm

This seminar will focus on how to develop your career as an artist. The session will cover being proactive and entrepreneurial, accessing funding and how to approach a funding application.

About the trainer

Vicki Amedume entered the circus world in 1997 after her initial training as a research scientist. She founded Upswing after a career as an aerialist working across all spheres of circus from traditional touring tented circuses to large-scale outdoor spaces and intimate touring indoor theatre. Alongside her work at Upswing, Vicki has been an Associate Director of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, and a circus and aerial consultant on a range companies including The RSC, The National Theatre of Scotland, New Vic Theatre and The Royal Exchange, Cameron Mackintosh Productions. Victoria is Vice-Chair of The Albany, Deptford, a trustee of Baring Foundation and a member of the Equity Variety Entertainers and Circus Committee.

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Introduction to Crowdfunding

with David Johnson, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Wednesday 29 May 2019, Woburn House Conference Centre, London
Arrival from 2.00pm, Seminar 2.30 – 4.30pm

This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the tools and components to run their first crowdfunding campaign. The session will include:

  • What makes a good crowdfunding campaign?
  • How to plan a campaign – building a network; promotion and pitching
  • Thinking about rewards
  • How to keep momentum throughout the campaign and capitalise on its success afterwards

Participants will get the chance to review successful and unsuccessful campaigns, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions relating to their own plans.

About the trainer

David joined Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy in March 2018 as Head of Programme. He works across the country with a range of organisations and artforms, supporting their income generation and resilience. Previously he worked at the Albany, an arts centre in South East London and was responsible for earned and raised income generation, partnership development and contract management for the organisation. He also oversaw the strategic leadership of the national Family Arts Campaign. During his tenure the organisation more than doubled its turnover.

David trained at the Royal Ballet School and Central School of Ballet and was a professional ballet dancer and choreographer prior to moving into arts management. He has developed and delivered national sales training programmes and been an assessor on talent development projects. He sits on the board of Babylon Arts in Ely and is part of a steering group supporting C-12, a dance theatre company. David is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

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Travel costs

If you would like to attend a seminar, but are based outside London and would find the travel costs prohibitive, please get in touch with the Conservatoire’s Communications and Projects Coordinator, Emma Swift, via emma.swift@cdd.ac.uk