At the heart of IDMN is the professional development of artists and producers to ensure a strong and effective workforce for the sector.

The IDMN TRAINING PROGRAMME of one-day intensive workshops is open to members and non-members and is suitable for artists as well as producers, both freelance or from within organisations.

Our courses provide a unique opportunity to learn something new and develop practical skills, whilst sharing experiences and discussing case studies with peers. Group learning and development is fed by the essential mix of artists, producers and project managers whom attend our sessions and the interaction that is fostered amongst attendees.


    "Thank you IDMN: very engaging and experienced leaders opening up an interesting debate. Very stimulating and I have come away with a lot more ideas, knowledge and feeling very inspired!"
    IDMN Training Participant 2013

    'Thanks to the wonderful training received through IDMN I was able to embark on a new career (from a dancer to a manager)'
    Isabel Tamen, Executive Director, Richard Alston Dance Company

    'Attending the day has refocused my mind in order to be pro-active.'

    "It was fascinating to have such an interactive group feeding the session as was the experience sharing that came from that."

    'The session was of immediate relevance and extremely good value'

    "The small group was useful as we could really get to know one anothers ideas. It was great and I really enjoyed the afternoon."

    'A really great day - informative and a relaxed feel... it has really helped me think practically about how I might move forward'

    IDMN Training participants 2011-2013