Mentoring & Career Advice

A range of professional development and networking opportunities can be accessed by artists at Swindon Dance which can help to ensure the development of a sustainable career. These include:

  • Finding Your Feet Workshops – provide an opportunity once or twice a year for newly arrived dance artists / practitioners to come along to a ‘welcome’ session at Swindon Dance and get to know us and the opportunities available to artists.
  • Mentoring Sessions – with Swindon Dance and Associate staff.
  • Career Development Surgeries – with Swindon Dance and Associate staff.
  • Breathing Space – Artistic Directors’ network group (starts 2013). A chance for Artistic Directors and leaders of smaller or newer dance companies/groups to meet and take part in facilitated sessions with input from dance industry peers.

“I believe Swindon Dance to be one of the best dance organisations in the UK. As a young artist it is great to work with an organisation that is so artist led and truly interested in developing the art form. In the year I have been working with Swindon Dance I have achieved everything I could need as an artist and believe my business practice is stronger as a result.”

 James Wilton –  Associate Artist  (BBC Performing Arts Fellow) & Artistic Director of James Wilton Dance