2021 Autumn Programming

This autumn, we continue to build the knowledge and skill set of our Dance Ireland Members and the dance community through our Outside the Studio Programme: Producing Dance.

Evolving from last year, this year's programme includes workshops and masterclasses on aspects of producing and the business of dance; individual support sessions for artists and producers; and toolkits on areas such as contracts and marketing.
The programme is designed to focus on the needs of different career stages.

This year we we welcome back Gwen Van Spÿk who will continue as our Producer in Residence in 2021, and will lead on a programme of supports for artists and producers developed in dialogue with us from August to November 2021.


Producer One to Ones: Apply for a consultation to develop your practice.*
Dance Ireland is offering ten one to ones with Producer in Residence Gwen Van Spÿk to dance artists and producers working in dance.

To apply, complete the application form here
Closing date:  Noon, Friday 6 August

*Please note: This opporunity is open to dancers who are DI Members. Producers can also apply though do not need to be DI Members.


Gwen is a Producer, Consultant and Mentor working across the full breadth of the live performance sector. 

After working in the commercial sector in the USA and UK, Gwen moved into arts management. She was Administrative Director for Motionhouse Dance Theatre 1992 - 1997 after which she embarked on a career as an Independent Producer and Consultant working with artists including: Hetain Patel, Russell Maliphant, Carol Brown, Rosemary Butcher, Nigel Charnock and New Art Club as their manager and project and/or tour producer.  

Currently Gwen has an ongoing role as Executive Director of Lone Twin for whom she produced The Boat Project, one of the highlights of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Since moving to Ireland, in 2018 Gwen has been producing work for a portfolio of Irish artists and companies that includes Pan Pan,  Junk EnsembleLuke Murphy/Attic ProjectsCroi Glan,  One Two One Two and Dylan Tighe.