Watch and listen again: Mind The Gap 2021 – a beginners guide to working in the dance industry

The 2021 Mind The Gap programme spanned a total of five months, and included 26 online workshops, advice sessions and discussions covering just about everything new dance graduates and early career dance artists might need to know to kickstart their career. 

Yami Löfvenberg Credit: Robert Alleyne Photography

An incredible 383 participants took part in sessions led by dance industry experts, covering subjects ranging from managing your finances and marketing yourself; to developing an ethical practice and keeping yourself safe and healthy. 

Participants told us the sessions have made a big difference to them – particularly at a time when the arts sector is struggling:

"I really enjoyed this session, I found it insightful inspiring and informative. I feel that I have learnt a lot that I can apply to my own practice and enjoyed meeting other dance artists."

“First off, I just wanted to say thank you SO much to yourself, Lou and South East Dance for providing Mind the Gap. It’s such an incredible platform for artists, and especially during these wild times.”

“I wanted to say that I found your zoom talk for Mind the Gap so interesting and it has definitely got me thinking differently about the future. In times like these, where everything seems so uncertain, it was lovely to hear how you’ve got to where you are now. Your words have inspired me so much. Thank you!”

You can also read this blog from Dance Artist Amy Morvell, one of the inaugural 2018 Mind The Gap alumni, on her experience of the programme and how it helped her build her career here. 

If you missed any of the sessions or would like to re-watch them, then they will be available as a free and permanent resource here on our website. We are adding sessions gradually so do check back regularly to access the whole series. 

And remember that our team are also available for Artist Advisories should you want to discuss an issue or would like some further support. You can find the enquiry form for  Artist Advisories here. 

Our Mind The Gap programme is free to attend, but it involves time, effort and money to make it happen. If you or someone you know have found the sessions useful and would like to pay it forward to help us help more people to access advice and support in the future please consider donating what you can. Find out more about how to donate to South East Dance here.

 

 

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