About Catalyst

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The Dance Base Associate Artist Programme began in April 2017 and offers a group of Associate Artists a bespoke programme of support. Each programme is developed closely with Dance Base and is managed by Bush Hartshorn, Head of Catalyst and supported by Kirsty Somerville, Programmes Manager.

Programmes include: intensive mentoring and coaching from Bush Hartshorn, no-cost studio space, project management, fundraising assistance, production support, development opportunities and the support of the full Dance Base staff team.

The length of each associateship varies on the artist and their requirement and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Our current Associate Artists are: 


Bush Hartshorn Online Surgeries

Bush Hartshorn, Head of Catalyst, is offering online support to artists during this uncertain time; he is here to listen, talk through plans ABCD & E, and generally have supportive chats.

Book directly through: kirsty@dancebase.co.uk

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