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Part of Pride in Trafford

It’s hard to drag up when business keeps on dragging you down. But don't fear, Raze Collective have gathered together some renowned queer artists to give you a helping hand.

We’re talking the nuts and bolts of the backend of showbiz. Think workshops on funding, marketing, contracts, producing and much much more! It will also be an opportunity for artists to network with peers and see some of the UK’s newest queer performance. A professional development day for queer artists of all disciplines to skill-up, meet-up, and Raze Up!

11am: Book me please! A guide to performing professionally in clubs and theatres with Darren Pritchard

This workshop will take you through the different offers, deals and set-ups you may encounter when someone books your
show. It will look at the differences between clubs, cabaret nights and theatres, and tell you what you’ll need to sell your
work to venues.

This workshop will be led Darren Pritchard, Artistic Director of House Of Ghetto and Creative Producer for Black Gold Arts.

1.30pm: Show me the money! Everything you need to know about budgets, funding and paying yourself with Ruby Glaskin

This workshop will teach you how to cost your act, how to write a budget and the value of your work. You’ll also learn about
different funding options, including arts council funding.

Ruby is Executive Producer for award-winning theatre company Milk Presents and Project Manager for Raze Collective.
Ruby has extensive experience in fundraising, tour booking, producing, event managing and programming queer arts and
contemporary theatre.

3.30pm: Sell yourself! How to get your name out there!
This workshops gives you tips and advice on how to make your presence known. We’ll look at how you use images, social
media and networks to help spread the word about your art.

Book individual workshops for £8 each, or book for all three for only £20.

Make a day of it

Raze Up is a full day of workshops followed by an evening of stellar new performances. See the full days programme below;

11:00 – 12:30 – Workshop: Book me please!
13:30 – 15:00 – Workshop: Show me the money!
15:30 – 17:00 – Workshop: Sell yourself!
17:30 –  Performer and Artist Network
19:00 – New Queer Performance

This event takes place at Waterside Arts

Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF


Presented in partnership with Waterside Arts, Creative Industries Trafford and Contact
Supported by Arts Council England and East Creative
Image design by Laurie Brown

  • Price
    £8 Individual Workshop / £20 All Workshops / £25 All Workshops plus New Queer Performance
  • Venue

    Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF

  • Genre
Date Time
19 May 2019
11:00 Sold out
19 May 2019
13:30 Sold out
19 May 2019
15:30 Sold out

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