As training is essential for producers' development, IDMN offers a wide range of workshops designed to address the needs of independent producers, divided into introductory level, general level and for experienced producers. These workshops are open to producers and self-producing artists working in any artform or discipline. 

We have devised a Foundation in Producing strand, which offers workshops in ten key areas to ensure all entry-level producers have a good grounding in all key producer skills, and which are open to other producers seeking to brush up. The general level workshops are intended to complement the foundation-level workshops. 

To increase accessibility of our training, participants are welcome to attend our workshops in person or online, and we will be trialling offering some of our workshops as online study. 

Our upcoming programme of workshops for January - July 2018 is as follows; please click on the titles for booking information:

General Level

Strategic Producing with Anne-Marie Crowther*: 22 January, Sadler's Wells, London
The Art of Writing Strong Funding Applications with Fern Potter*: 27 February, Sadler's Wells, London
Tourbooking with Sarah Trist *: 25 April, Sadler's Wells, London
Creative Producing with Peggy Olislaegers: 22 May, Rambert, London
Career sustainability with Katy Noakes: 7 June, Independent Dance, London [postponed till the Autumn]
Where To Get The Money From with Lise Smith*: 3 July, Sadler's Wells, London

* These workshops are part of our Foundation strand

Experienced Level

Working with (and without) local authority funding with Tomorr Kokona: 30 January, LCB Depot, Leicester
Corporate fundraising with Fern Potter: 7 February, Lighthouse, Brighton
New fundraising legislation inc GDPR with Keith Arrowsmith: date & venue tbc, Manchester
Trusts & Foundations Unplugged with Fern Potter: 6 March, The Island, Bristol
Large-scale crowdfunding with Hen Norton: 16 March, Sadler's Wells, London
Non-ACE lottery funding with Lise Smith: 21 March, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

These fundraising workshops have been funded by Arts Funding & Philanthropy through their networks support scheme, and are aimed at diversifying sources of income.