Graduate Fortnight Talk 2 July 2012
Putting your work 'out there': working with dance venues and promoters
Drawing from her experience as dance programmer and promoter working internationally, Eva will take you through a step by step approach to engaging with UK and international dance promoters. This will include understanding the context for your work, researching opportunities and demystifying the kind of information and approaches that promoters and venues respond to from choreographers and producers. The presentation will be followed by time for questions and answers, and sharing your experience with the group.
Eva Martinez is an independent performing arts curator, producer and consultant. Born and educated in France with a Spanish heritage, she moved to the UK in 2000 and is currently based in London. She was recently the recipient of the Clore Leadership Programme Fellowship, supported by the Cultural Leadership Programme (2011). This opportunity has enabled her to benefit from a period of personal and professional development focused on the creation of added value for cultural organisations, with an emphasis on communication and strategic positioning, as well as the exploration of new avenues for creative producing. Eva is interested in communication and language, organisational change and professional development, specifically in terms of increasing the impact the arts has on our everyday life.
She most recently worked as Dance and Performance programmer at Southbank Centre, London (2009-2011) working in the team led by Artistic Director Jude Kelly. She started her career in the UK at Trinity Laban (2002-2006), London’s leading contemporary dance conservatoire and then joined Dance4, the Nottingham based national dance development agency (2006-2009) as artistic programme manager, doubling audiences for nottdance, its internationally acclaimed festival of new movements in dance.
Eva currently works as an independent curator (Migrations Festival Wales) and consultant (Siobhan Davies Dance), as well as producer, dramaturg and artistic mentor with several emerging artists (Hetain Patel, Nicola Conibere). She has recently been certified to work as a relational dynamics coach. She is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, a board member for national dance development agency SouthEast Dance (Brighton) and an Arts Council of England artistic assessor for dance.