Regardless of how long you’ve been working as a freelance artist, we know you landed on this page because…
You are a change-maker and a dance artist that is hungry to take your career and dreams to the next level!
Every single dance artist has something powerful to give to the world. You deserve to have space, time and resources to create shows, set up classes and curate exciting dance events, whilst making a bigger impact in the world.
Maybe you’re here because you don’t know how to make yourself seen, heard & trusted amongst “decision-makers” a.k.a. theaters, funding bodies, arts organizations, dance companies, production companies, producers and event companies.
Maybe you’re here because you’re burned out & exhausted, running daily from a daytime job that pays the bills to intense rehearsals for sporadic, but important, gigs – and need you need to find a way to create a more sustainable income from dance.
Maybe you’re here because you’re already working as a dance artist, but you want to land more meaningful gigs – you know you have a purpose and you want to attract more artistic opportunities that are in line with your higher purpose.
Maybe you’re here because nobody else ‘understands’ your vision (its lonely being an artist out there to change the world sometimes!), you don’t fit the mold, you know you have something unique to give to the world through dance, and you want to be part of a community of like-minded dance entrepreneurs.
Maybe you’re here because nobody ever explained to you how to apply for fundings, you just need to know where to find funding pots, how to apply so that you can start playing in a bigger sandbox, you’r ready to stop playing small and want to raise your game.
Whatever reason you’re here, welcome!
Let’s start, right now. You’re about to discover the steps to:
- generate financial resources for your dance projects (from funding bodies, trusts and foundations for example)
- earn a more sustainable income from your dance business, which reflects your unique artistic voice, and the values you stand for, without sacrificing your time, health, or relationships!
As well as:
- how to remain creative while building your business (so you don’t loose yourself under some admin overload, your priority is and must remain… dance!)
- how to nurture your dance theatre explorations in the rehearsal process, expand your performance skills and choreographic approach
Instead of falling down the path of artists who are surviving month-by-month and meaningless jobs that enslave you, through the course you will start seeing various solutions on how to become sustainable in the long term. In the Arts sector, there is no “one model fits all”, but we will push you to create one that works for YOUR artistic life.
You’ll discover how to quickly be seen as an exciting & trusted artist to your market (…and why success has nothing to do with your how many degrees you have, nor how many celebrities you have danced for)
And you’ll learn how to grow a following on social media, build a mailing list, and gain clients by doing what you love: sharing artistic content that inspires dance students, peer artists & producers.
The best part?
You will stop doubting your creative abilities and start expressing yourself as a dance artist with confidence again.
You’ll connect back to your purpose which is to impact people’s lives through dance and a whole range of artistic expressions.
You’ll have more time and mental space to focus on your artistic outputs again (shows, classes, dance projects), instead of worrying about money.
Take some new actions, give this a chance, and you’ll see different results.
“Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results”
A huge part of building your unique dance business will be about:
- understanding money and budgets
- understanding why and when funding bodies decide to support artists
- understanding how to make your artistic work truly stand out
- understanding how to negotiate with clients
- understanding how to set up your own dance projects, so you don’t entirely depend on others to book you for workshops and gigs
It is time to take charge of your future, financially, artistically.
You already have the dream. The only things that are stopping you right now are either the challenge to put that dream into words, or learn how to make it happen step by step (from team building, to marketing, to fundraising).
And that’s where DANCERS DO BUSINESS comes in, providing you will all the support you need.
Ready to create meaningful artistic experiences to impact many…?!