Artist Exchange Programme, Surrey Dance 21


Artists’ Exchange Programme (AEP) in partnership with Arts Partnership Surrey as part of Surrey Dance 21.

Work with Danielle Teale, Initiator of the Artists’ Exchange Programme to share skills, build strong artistic concepts and work through challenges together in an intimate peer group exchange which provides support and nurture for your professional development.

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 February 2022

Danielle Teale is delighted to bring the AEP Skills’ Exchange in-person to dance artists in February 2022. In partnership with Arts Partnership Surrey, the democratic artists development programme will give you the chance to strengthen resilience, reflect on your practice and where you find yourself, try out creative ideas and gain tools for growth. In particular this is a time of great change, and the AEP can provide a chance to share fears, or ideas, for evolving your practice.

The programme provides artists development unlike any other; recognising the needs, skills and knowledge of the participants and what they can offer each other in a peer-to-peer learning experience. It is an alternative approach to CPD which values a diversity of skills and experience and does not lead based on one specific model of practice. The AEP Skills’ Exchange is suitable for mid-career artists working as makers and leaders across community, socially engaged and participatory practice (minimum 5 years’ experience required).

Artists will be invited to offer a contribution which connects to the core themes of the AEP, sharing the space and dialogue around their practice with others. Artists will take away a greater resilience, renewed creative practice, deeper understanding of their values and awareness of their skills and experience.

Bursaries for fees are offered for selected artists from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, and the South East, to come together, providing space and time to listen and share in the skills and experiences of those involved.

Led by Danielle Teale in partnership with Arts Partnership Surrey. The Skills’ Exchange is for a limited number of artists by application only, and takes place in-person at a location in Surrey still to be confirmed. To apply, please complete the application form.

Deadline for applications, 5pm Monday 10 January 2022

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“The AEP Skills Exchange has challenged me to consider, justify and more clearly articulate why I do what I do and how, reconfirming many of the reasons for investing myself in this field and left me feeling more empowered to continue to strive to do the best work I can do.”