Wildfire Rising Artist Surgeries Now Available


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Wildfire Rising

One to One Artist Surgeries for Global Majority Artists in the NW

As part of the Wildfire Rising Programme for 2023, Movema and Cheshire Dance are offering FREE one to one Artist Surgeries for artists who identify as Global Majority (or identify as being from the African, South Asian, South East Asian or East Asian diasporas)

One to One Artist Surgeries will be available to book with Jane McLean (Creative Director, Cheshire Dance) or Ithalia Forel (Co-Founder, Movema) *Please note Ithalia is on sabbatical with the Clore Leadership Programme from Jan-April 2023 and her dates will be published on her return – please check back for details).

Artist Surgeries are one to one meetings where the artist can discuss ideas, challenges, issues or subjects related to their professional or artistic development. For example, an artist might want to:

  • Discuss an idea for a new project or dance work
  • Discuss the development of a project
  • Talk about connections or support for their work/development
  • Discuss a particular challenge or barrier they are experiencing professionally/artistically
  • Find out more about opportunities available for dance artists in the North West
  • Discuss another aspect of their professional development

The majority of Artist Surgeries will take place online on Zoom, however, in person Artist Surgeries may be available on request in Liverpool or Cheshire.

Please note that these Artist Surgeries cannot offer emotional, coaching or counselling support.

For more information and to book a slot, please click here.


About Wildfire Rising
Wildfire Rising (WFR) is an artist development programme that aims to remove barriers of inequality by investing in global majority dance artists and their development, representation, artistry and leadership. It also involves staff, organisational and sector learning and development. This work is integral to the commitment of Movema and Cheshire Dance’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion promise to dedicate investment, time and resources for the liberation of artists who have experienced racism.


Discover more about the Wildfire Rising Programme by Cheshire Dance and Movema here.





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