Advisory Service


Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one advice service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career. Sessions are informal and artist-led, offering an opportunity to talk about anything from artistic ideas and project development to funding and contexts for your work.

Since it was set up in 1998, our Advisory Service has since provided advice, information and guidance to over 5000 artists. 

To book a session either in person or via Skype, fill in this Google survey so we can understand a bit about your practice and what you would like to discuss during an advice session. Due to staffing changes, there is currently an approximate waiting time of four weeks for advisory sessions.

Please note that if you are working primarily in scriptwriting, staged plays, traditional circus, puppetry, craft, painting, sculpture, traditional forms of dance, opera and music this is outside the focus of Artsadmin’s work.

Special artists' advisory sessions

We are delighted to announce that three artists will be leading guest advisory sessions over the coming month. Larry AchiampongAnne Bean and Bruce Gilchrist will be offering one-to-one sessions focusing on creative ideas. These sessions are open to individual artists or collaborators.
Larry Achiampong's solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity. Larry was previously a recipient of the Artsadmin Artists' Bursary.

Anne Bean has undertaken numerous solo and collaborative projects worldwide in a range of media from light and sound to performance, sculpture and drawing, and was a founder member of the legendary Bow Gamelan Ensemble with Paul Burwell and Richard Wilson. Anne has worked with Artsadmin on a number of projects over several decades.

Bruce Gilchrist co-founded the artist group London Fieldworks in 2000 producing artworks for the public realm, gallery, screen and radio. He is currently undertaking PhD research into artistic uses of Artificial Intelligence. Bruce was participant in ensemble performance projects with Station House Opera, Blast Theory and People Show, and was a recipient of the Artsadmin Artists' Bursary

Session dates:
18 and 21 March (mornings only): Bruce Gilchrist
28 March: Larry Achiampong 
12 April: Anne Bean

To book one of our guest advisory sessions, please email outlining:
– Two artist/date preferences
– A few sentences about your practice, including website link where available. 

Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Laura Sweeney is Artists’ Advisor at Artsadmin and an independent producer working across performance and dance. Laura was resident producer at Live Art Development Agency throughout 2017 and is currently a board member of Home Live Art. Before working freelance as an independent producer, she was Executive Producer at Chisenhale Dance Space.

Laura’s areas of expertise include: making and touring performance work, idea development, performance and experimental dance in theatrical contexts, strategic planning, organisational development, funding, producing and career development.

Dr Cecilia Wee is Head of Artist Development / Artists' Producer at Artsadmin. Cecilia is a curator, educator and researcher passionate about projects that investigate the role of art and design in creating a more equitable society. From 2011-18, she was Tutor (Specialism: Sound Design) at the School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Cecilia wrote her DPhil on the documentation of live art and is Chair of the Live Art Development Agency.

Cecilia’s areas of expertise include: live art, experimental music and sound, visual art and design contexts, digital technology and data, research and higher education, socially engaged practice, ideas generation and creative process/development.


Sweatshop: Grants for the Arts
Toynbee Studios
Sam Curtis, Standard, Ledger and Transom. Photo by Matt Carter.

Sam Curtis, Standard, Ledger and Transom. Photo by Matt Carter.

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