Surgeries with Paul Burns, Thu 21 Nov

Paul Burns

On Thursday 21 November, Creative Scotland Head of Dance Paul Burns will host a day of one-to-one advice surgeries with dance artists, addressing any topics they wish to discuss.

Sessions will be hourly, with the first session beginning at 13.00 and the last session of the day beginning at 19.00. The duration of each session will be approximately 45 minutes.

To book, please email Charlotte Anderson, stating your preferred appointment time –

Paul Burns, Head of Dance, Creative Scotland
Paul started his career in the funding system in England, working for Arts Council England, West Midlands in the Visual Arts and Policy departments. He went on to work for a music social enterprise organisation, developing innovative approaches to music education whist presenting commercial events with hip-hop, UK garage and grime musicians.

A move into dance, initially as a producer, led to Paul working for DanceXchange on the inaugural International Dance Festival Birmingham, going on to lead the programming, producing and artist development activity of the organisation and festival from 2008 until 2014.

On leaving DanceXchange, Paul began a period of freelance consultancy. As well as leading UK-wide projects on artist development and international showcasing, he undertook a number of short-term leadership roles with major UK dance organisations including Yorkshire Dance, Greenwich Dance, The Place and Dance4. He moved to Edinburgh to take up the post at Creative Scotland.

To book, please email Charlotte Anderson, stating your preferred appointment time –


Creative Scotland
Supported by Edinburgh
Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council