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Focus on: leadership and professional development
Over the past year Work in Dance, a consortium of organisations including the Foundation for Community Dance, Dance UK and Artists Development at the Place have, through research, meetings and informed guesses begun the process of attempting to generate a map of the issues of professional development to be addressed within dance as well as a map of the opportunities available to support ongoing learning for long term employment in the sector.

This and the next issue of Animated focus on professional development for people working in dance, it begins the process of making more apparent the issues facing the profession and identifying some of the solutions on offer around the UK.

Gill Clarke in the opening article of this first issue sets out avision for an education in dance truly suited to the needs of artists, the... Read more
In this issue
PAL Dance Lab 2002
PAL seeks to create new interdisciplinary Labs for professional practitioners. Here, Emilyn Claid, examines the impacts and outcomes
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Director, Foundation for Community Dance
What are the essential ingredients of a creative partnership between an artist and a teacher?
Anna Ledgard reports on the new action based research initiative Animarts, exploring the interface between artists and teachers
The focus: leadership
Leading the way?
Leadership in the arts is a hot issue. Here, Duncan Fraser asks questions about leadership in the dance sector
The focus: professional development
Towards a rigour of the imagination - the education of individual creative artists
Gill Clarke sets out her vision for the educated 'curious' artist inhabiting a world where dance is common currency
Being there: Liz Aggiss is finally present
Up close and personal, Liz Aggiss opens her diary to the world to reveal the artist inside that's been screaming for space. And finally got some. This ring any bells?
Continuing to develop tradition
Bithika Chatterjee and Mira Kaushik offer their perspective on continuous development projects for South Asian dancers
Creating independence, making choices, taking control
Chris Stenton, General Manager, Foundation for Community Dance on professional development and you
Dance artist required - an enthusiastic learner, as well as deliverer
Adam Holloway on the research for and development of Bloom - a new professional development programme for community dance
Natalie Gordon and Kyla Lucking on a professional development project that aims to address that age-old Catch 22: you need experience to get a job and a job to get experience
Making training count
Sally Hartshorne, project manager at Arts Training Central, on how to get a meaningful and successful development experience
Steps in time - stepping up the action
Gillian Dale on developing professional practice in Wales
Professional development?
Now there is something to ruminate about. When and how did that start happening? Judy Bird tells us her story so far
Dance and disabled people
Taking responsibility for access?
Sue Williams, CreativePeople Disability Co-ordinator, outlines the issues that we all need to address to make CPD accessible and inclusive