IDMN at the Fringe 2018

It's that time of year again when the entire performing arts industry packs its sweaters and umbrellas and descends on Edinburgh for a month - or so it seems. And this year, there will be quite a few of us among them! So it's about time we announced what we have planned for the coming Fringe. 

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Job: Dance/Fundraising Manager

Combination Dance Company would like to engage an experienced Dance Manager with fundraising experience in a development and fundraising project.


In the last 5 years Combination Dance Company (CDC), has developed a strong track record in creating performances, tours and participatory projects with some large delivery and venue partners including:

  • Imperial, UCL, MMU Universities
  • The National Physical Laboratory,
  • High Speed 1 St Pancras
  • Victoria Business Improvement District and Network Rail
  • Big Dance
  • Rambert School
  • The National Archives

Funding has been received from organisations including Arts Council England, Sport England, London Borough of Richmond, Gems Education International, Victoria BID. Previously, this has been for creative work only, and proved sporadic at times.

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Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

As you may know, the Developing Your Creative Practice Fund has been in the works for nearly a year, with much speculation over what it would be and what it would be for, and Arts Council England has finally issued the guidance information for it. To help you, we've digested the info, as follows... 

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Project Grants Resources

Our former member Laura Sweeney recently published a template for under-15k Project Grants applications, the new funding strand to replace Grants for the Arts. 

We've noticed that one field was missing - requesting details of how support in kind has been calculated - so we've updated the form accordingly, and you can download it from here (we've also done a bit of formatting for you). 

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Happy New Year!

And it's a very happy New Year for us, as we can finally announce our schedule of workshops and some of our planned events, with more to follow as details are confirmed and once we hear back from ACE about our recent GFA application.

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We're Seeking New Executive Committee members

Founded in 2002, IDMN is a network of independent dance producers, dance managers, project managers and self-producing artists. Now under new leadership, we are seeking to expand IDMN's work in order to better support and develop producers at all stages of their careers so that they can in turn better support independent artists and advocate on behalf of them and the wider independent sector.

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IDMN at the Fringe

At the Fringe and want to meet up with fellow producers and self-producing artists to discuss life at the Fringe and beyond? We've teamed up with Xavier de Sousa and Sally Rose of Producers Gathering to co-host a Producers Gathering event with Lauren Church (from In Company Collective), in partnership with The Sick of the Fringe, Unlimited and ourselves, so please come along and join us. 

It will be held at Traverse Theatre on Thursday 24 August from 1 - 3pm; free Bloody Marys will be provided, and possibly jalapeño margaritas too!

Following on from discussions during Edinburgh Fringe 2016, and in London as part of The Sick of the Fringe festival in 2017, these Producers Gathering conversations provide a welcoming chance to meet other producers and artists and to share ideas around working sustainably and accessibility - particularly within the fringe context. There will also be time to reflect on strategies for a successful fringe, and to take some time out to think beyond the fringe.

You can RSVP for the event here:

How To EdFringe

This isn’t my own list of Edinburgh advice, as I’m a relative newbie, but as others have been generously sharing advice and tips, and as there are a number of events happening, I thought I’d gather them into one handy place for people producing, presenting or performing works at the Fringe - or even those who are simply here to watch and support those who are.

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