Developing Talent… Introducing Madeleine

Developing Talent...Introducing Madeleine

Hi, I’m Madeleine and I lead on ‘talent development’ for Creative Scene. Think all things professional and personal development; for artists, producers, facilitators, young people and volunteers.

Based on feedback from those who have been involved with Creative Scene to date, I am devising a number of learning and development opportunities – here’s a flavour of what’s coming up this year…

The Faculty

Delivered together by Creative People and Places across the North West & West Yorkshire – The Faculty is for those interested in making work with, for and about people and places, and in socially engaged arts practice. We had fantastic feedback from those able to make The Academy sessions at LeftCoast in Blackpool; and are aiming to run a series of new sessions from May 2017 on things such as crowd funding, social media marketing, touring and tour booking, alongside a new mentoring programme.

Production Training

We are working with Walk The Plank to offer an intensive Production Training course in autumn, with participants learning skills to make art for public spaces, and then supported to produce a new arts event in Dewsbury Town Centre.

Empty Spaces

We are investigating the possibility of opening up large empty spaces in buildings in Batley and Dewsbury for artists to lease for studios, exhibition and temporary performance space.

National Partners

We are working with national partners including CompliciteThe Urban Playground and Emergency Exit Arts to offer a number of learn by doing opportunities for people aged 16 to 25, ranging from a photography installation event, a parkour production and a young producer’s training programme.

The Social

Starting on 2 March (6-8:30pm) at The Old Turk, Dewsbury, The Social is a new regular meet-up for people who are curious and inspired by the arts. The first meet-up is all about Storytelling & Theatre, with Jimmy Fairhurst, who you may have seen down the pub on tour with Not Too Tame Theatre and their sell out show, Early Doors.

Expect good food and company, interesting ideas, music, lively talk and friends, old and new.  It’s free and everyone is welcome, you don’t have to have been to a Creative Scene event before, but places are limited and need to be booked in advance, so that we can plan effectively and order food appropriately etc.

To request information about upcoming The Social events or to book email with any dietary requirements and any access issues you may have.