Making lasting friends: Building and maintaining partnerships

Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Wednesday 27 June 2018

Wednesday 27 June - Alan Bates Room- 10.30am – 5pm

This workshop aims to give practical and detailed information on how to talk about your ideas with potential partners and turn the ideas into reality. The workshop is split into two three hours sessions which can run together or on separate days.

Who are your partners, who could they be and how do you convince them your idea is the best? (10am – 1pm)

-Identifying potential partners (who are they, where are they?)
-Pitching your idea (materials, language)
-Networking (how, where, when?)

Securing and maintaining the relationships (2pm – 5pm)

-Negotiating a good deal (making sure both sides are happy)
-Regular contact (how, what?)
-Understanding their aims and objectives

Louise Blackwell is an independent arts producer working across art forms with artists such as Clod EnsembleMelanie Wilson, Andy Smith and Encounter. She produces work in the UK and internationally and supports artist development in Sussex where she is based.

She is currently an Artist Fellow at Queen Mary University, London, on the Advisory Boards for the D’Oyly Carte Chair in Medicine and the Arts at King’s College London and COMMON, an arts organisation helping working class artists to build sustainable careers in theatre. She is a Director of Marlborough Productions CIC who run the Marlborough Theatre, a home for queer performance in Brighton.  

She co-founded producing company; Fuel in 2004 and was Co-Director until July 2017 when she became an independent producer. From 2001 – 2004 Louise was Senior Producer at Battersea Arts Centre, London.

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.