In Episode 3 of The Culture Chain Lou talks to three venue programmers about how they support artists, ways in which they like artists to approach them, and what they themselves can do to improve the way the dance sector functions.
These programmers are:
Cheryl is the Head of Performing Arts and Learning for Creative Folkestone; a visionary arts charity that believe everyone is creative, and that creativity has the power to change people and places for the better. Creative Folkestone enables people’s creativity to flourish, enriching the town and those who live in or visit it.
They look after five projects: Folkestone Artworks, Folkestone Book Festival, Creative Quarter, Folkestone Triennial and Quarterhouse.
Folkstond Quarterhouse’s website
Ian is the Head of Programming and Artist Development at the Civic; a small to mid-scale arts centre located in the Centre of Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The Civic programmes a varied and dynamic cross section of visual and performance art alongside their dedicated artist development programme. They commission and co-commission new work and actively seek partners and artists to work with in our region.
Barnsley Civic’s website
Vicki Hargreaves is the Artist Development Producer for The Point Theatre a multi-art form venue in Eastleigh Hampshire. Vicki has worked for the organisation for 12 years, alongside her portfolio career as a maker, arts manager and facilitator. The Point is owned and managed by Eastleigh Borough Council and has been operating as an Arts Centre since 1996 becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in 2015.