Producing Surgeries

Producing Surgeries

Being freelance or a self-producing artist can be hugely creative and exciting, but we also understand that it comes with challenges and that sometimes having someone else to chat through ideas with, or ask advice from, can be very valuable, especially if you aren’t able to welcome a Producer or Dramaturgy on board full time.

Throughout the year Kirsty Somerville (Head of Professional Programme) can help with any producing questions or issues that you may have, from chatting through ideas for new projects, to providing practical help and support for planning and fundraising.

Please approach Kirsty with any questions and queries you have and we will work to support you in the best way we can, either by providing written feedback, meeting with you, or connecting you with another organisation in Scotland who may be able to provide further support and advice.

We anticipate that our support will include:

  • Assisting with proof reading applications
  • Helping with budget layout and creation
  • Chatting through funding application questions and answers
  • Exploring performance or project ideas and what support Dance Base can provide
  • Supporting applications for Dance Base opportunities such as residencies and commissions.

However please don’t feel limited by this – we are happy to chat about whatever you need and if we don’t have the answer we can introduce you to someone who will so please do get in touch!

Our 1-1 Surgeries can be arrange Monday – Friday between 10:00 – 17:00 and run for 50 minutes.

To book please email Kirsty Somerville, Head of Professional Programme, at with the times that would suit you best for a conversation.

Please note that the capacity of the team is currently reduced due to a change in staff members. This means that we may not be able to provide support as quickly as before so please do contact us in plenty of time so that we can ensure we can support you as required. It is helpful to include topics you wish to discuss and provide any relevant materials within your request to ensure you make the most of your time with us.