Gwen van Spijk

Gwen van SpijkGwen is a Producer, Project Manager, Consultant and Mentor working across the full breadth of the live performance sector,

After a stint in the commercial sector in the USA and UK, Gwen moved into arts management. She was Administrative Director for Motionhouse Dance Theatre 1992 – 1997 after which she embarked on a career as an independent working with artists including: Russell Maliphant, Ben Wright/bgroup and Nigel Charnock. One-off projects that Gwen has produced include: DESTINO, a co-production between Dance United and Sadler’s Wells for a cross generational cast of 130 performers with live music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; and WHERE THE LAND MEETS THE SEA, a Big Dance 2006 project performed by a cast of a 100 on Brighton beach at dusk.

Gwen has undertaken a variety of consultancy and facilitation projects including for: Company Chameleon, Wired Aerial Theatre, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance Development, Capture West Midlands [2005] and Fracture [2006 and 2007], Birmingham Royal Ballet Breakthrough Project. She has also delivered training for arrange of organisations and institutions including: Arts & Media Training, Purple Monster [for the National Union of Students’ management teams]; and has mentored independent artists and managers within schemes run by The Place Artists’ Development, Dance UK and Arts & Media Training.

Gwen served as Chair of the Board of Stan’s Cafe Theatre for 5 years; was Chair of the Board of Dance 4 for 5 years; and was Chair of IDMN [Independent Dance Managers’ Network] 2006 – 2010.

Gwen’s current primary role is as Executive Director of Lone Twin, alongside which she continues a long association with New Art Club and she is also working with Stuart Silver, Seven Sisters Group, South East Dance and Catalyst Dance Management.

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