training - leadership

current courses

No courses are currently running.  We plan to run another Arts Inc Inclusive Arts Leadership course in 2017 subject to funding.

previous courses 

Arts Inc Inclusive Leadership Course

Co-delivered with partner Art Shape, the course was piloted in 2015.

It is designed to boost the skills, experience and knowledge of current practitioners, enabling them to confidently include disabled participants in creative sessions. 

The course includes:
  • weekend face-to-face training sessions 
  • online learning
  • placement 
  • mentoring
Trainees work with recognised inclusion specialists and have the opportunity to gain Level 3 accreditation by AptED.

You can find out more by viewing 2015 course information:

Contact Ailsa Lane (ailsa@gdance.co.uk / 01452-550 431) if you are interested in future Arts Inc Leadership courses.

Young Ignite Programme

A residential retreat for young disabled dance creatives was held at the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, from 15-17 April 2014.

The course brought together talented young disabled creatives from throughout the UK to develop their choreographic and leadership skills. 

The programme participants continue to be mentored by Course Director and artist Caroline Bowditch, and to be supported in fulfillment of their development plan goals by the following Young Ignite partners: 

Candoco dance company - lead contact Hannah Dye
Diverse City - lead contact Alice Chutter
Paragon Music - lead contact Ninian Perry
Braena - lead contact Anna Hall

Young Ignite follows on from GDance's Ignite programme for adult emerging artists in 2011.

It has been developed by GDance in response to learning from the 2011 initiative and responsive to current aims within the National Inclusive Dance Network and research led by Dance4 and Trinity Laban: Changing Perceptions (2012) -  read Trinity Lanban's research document here.

Partners -  Young Ignite is delivered in partnership with our national / regional dance partners. 

Evaluation - consultant Michele Taylor will produce an evaluation report in October 2014 which will be shared with the sector.

funders Esmee, CIN and ACE, Big Lottery