Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) is running two workshops for Dublin Fringe Festival artists attending Information Toolbox 2022. The workshops are available free of charge. Artists are encouraged to attend in order to learn about how to talk about you and your work.
Dates: 6th and 7th September
Where: On Zoom
Time: 6.00 – 7.20pm
Please note, you can only register for one session. Register early to get your preferred day!
Have you ever struggled to talk about the show you’re working on?
Do you find it hard to put your creative practice into words?
Does writing about your art in a grant or talking to a presenter about your newest show make your palms sweat?
Do you talk in circles, ramble, or just shut down?
Talking about your own art is hard! But it’s a critical skill to advance your career, secure tour bookings, and apply for grants. Join Dani Fecko for this artist workshop with tips, tricks, and skills for eloquently and succinctly talking about your art.
About Dani Fecko
Dani Fecko is a first generation Canadian of Czech and Slovak descent who lives on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is owner of Fascinator Management, an agency and consultancy whose clients contemporary performance practices are informed by their diverse lived experiences. Fascinator consults and coaches internationally and nationally providing curated connections, network program design, tour and producing guidance and strategic planning. Dani loves work that challenges her ideas of what is possible, her areas of focus being theatre, dance, cabaret and anything that happens in non-traditional ways or spaces. She was a Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals from 2016 – 2018 and a Fellow with ISPA from 2012 – 2014. Dani has served on juries for Creative Scotland, the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and New York’s Creative Capital; and been on panels in Sweden, Darwin, Montreal, Scotland, Ireland, Vancouver and Ottawa and hosted workshops in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary. Dani is a term-lecturer on Creative Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.
Dani trained as a Stage Manager and worked for multiple companies locally and Theatre Replacement, Neworld Theatre, and more across Canada and Europe. She tour-managed across North America, Mexico and Europe with Rimini Protokoll and to Europe and across Canada with Company 605. She was Managing Producer of Boca del Lupo, and spent four years as Associate Curator at the PuSh Festival. She lives with her piano playing husband, Angus Kellett and their fish, Hyfinn as well as many pandemic plants.