no one gives a damn about what you don't do. Banner (2010)

no one gives a damn about what you don't do. Banner (2010)


I'm starting this page up again because a few student groups have asked for resources around the conditions they are graduating into, about the journeys I have made and broader concerns.

The content I will add here will also follow ongoing and urgent discussions around #Metoo, the anti-sexism campaign ENGAGEMENT (Belgium) and the as-yet untitled artist meeting group that has recently been convening in the UK (London currently) to discuss conditions for making and continuing to make in our contemporary climate(s).

I may add upcoming training/ talks/ workshops etc offered by other artists but it's not about auditions, only tools and resources.

It'll be a mix, just what comes up. Feel free to let me know what's missing. 


Also check out: radical non-symmetrical (reciprocated) advocacy (more writing on this is coming very soon, as requested by Lorea and Hannah- thank you for the invitation to say more...).


some beginnings/ structural work/ contexts:

register to vote (UK. EU citizens in UK you can vote in local elections)

abuse of power comes as no surprise - about sexual harassment. Details of meetings in London, Paris, Berlin, NYC

I (Janine) think that we should all read The Tyranny of Structurelessness (Jo Freeman)

Me and White Supremacy Workbook (Layla F Saad) Personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.

What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism (Ilse Gherkiere)

ENGAGEMENT- call to end sexism in the arts. Resources and tools coming out of Belgian context.

on female rage Leslie Jamison, New York Times

culture and identity politics Molly Fischer, The Cut

Noone gives a damn about what you don't do/ some notes around graduating PDF (2013). This is old and a bit silly, but in case it helps anyone I've left it up.

letter to a young practitioner (Goat Island) 

la calq (names of dancers) 

resources for making and thinking about dance etc:

everybody's toolbox - resources, scores, games.... 

nobody's business - local and international exchange of practices in performing arts

synchronous objects- visualising choreographic thinking in different ways -William Forsythe and more 

ubu web -library of film, poetry, dance....

in terms of performance - keywords anthology designed to provoke discovery across artistic disciplines

some things about dance  e-book from Simon Ellis

oral site platform to support digital artist publications

the red line an online community for everyone involved in making dance & choreography (UK)


writing and writing about dance:

dancers writing

the perfect dance critic (writing from USA context) Miguel Gutierrez

the nature of the fun on writing- David Foster Wallace


resources for working as an artist, also access, diversity...

Access Docs for Artists online resource for sick/crip/disabled artists by Leah Clements in collaboration with Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick

making your life as an artist guide  buy or download for free. Artists U (USA context)

how to get an exhibition (UK) Gabrielle de la Puente & Zarina Muhammad

the white pube library- various resources  (UK) Gabrielle de la Puente & Zarina Muhammad

how to tour your work abroad (writing from USA context) Miguel Gutierrez

One Dance UK’s Careers Guide (2017)

invisible difference The InVisible Difference project seeks to extend current thinking that surrounds the making, status, ownership and value of work by contemporary dance choreographers

Coventry University Resilience and Inclusion: Dancers as Agents of Change open access online toolkit- access instructions:

1) Select the blue button in the middle of the page saying ‘New Users Register Here’. 2)  Fill out your details on the digital form. Once you have submitted the form you will be sent a confirmation email. Follow the link to confirm your account. 3) To find the toolkit type ‘Resilience and Inclusion’ in the Search box.‘Resilience and Inclusion Online Toolkit’ should appear as the first result. 4) Click on the title and you will be taken to a page called ‘Enrolment Options’.Select ‘Enrol me’.


interviews, artists' correspondence, manifestos, artists' archives:

10 rules for students, teachers and life John Cage & Sister Corita Kent

interview on journey to making Eiko & Koma

letter between Sol Le Witt and Eva Hesse

Dance as a way of knowing short talk from Alva Noe

Independent dance media archive -documentation of talks and events

Siobhan Davies Dance Replay - archive


(UK) open-ish doors (sub-heading suggested by Hamish)

map of dance facilities in London

Chisenhale Dance Space: member-led organisation in London, work/space exchange, membership applications need two existing members to be named - you can check if you know any already and if not you can meet them at things like Open lab or coffee mornings; Also things like Fiver Fridays

The Work Room: membership led organisation in Glasgow.

Coffee mornings at CDS (anyone can suggest and run one pretty much if it fits within the general scope of them)

Independent Dance classes, courses, talks and more

Independent Dance facebook group and Graduates group

Greenwich Dance classes, courses, performance and more

Resolution!  Every January and February, platform for showing work in theatre.



exeunt magazine reviews and more

DRAFF magazine reviews and more

gal-dem magazine (online and in print) and creative collective  of women and non-binary people of colour

Bellyflop magazine -not currently online, find some resources though here and here:

SARMA  laboratory for discursive practices and expanded publication in the field of dance



(UK ish) funding, finances, career development

what is arts funding?

survey on dancers' pay

Arts Council England

Creative Scotland

Dancers' Career Development

Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund

EU mobility funding for creatives


body/ self-care ish...

Recovering from ankle sprains

50 ways to take care of yourself in the arts

on burnout and more Barbara Raes


environment/ responsibility/ ecology

[foam] transdisciplinary lab: art, science, nature and everyday life

call to end arts sponsorship by funds from fossil fuels


UK study:


Programmes beyond UK:

ROAR Berlin- 3 month programme, Autumn

DanceWEB Vienna -5 week programme, Summer

Atlas Vienna- 5 week programme, Summer


contributions/ submissions and suggestions so far from Janine, RachelCharlotteHamishIris, Alice and Rosemary and co.


let me know what else should be here.