During these unsettled days, how can we build our professional resilience, and find opportunities, connections and renewed purpose for our 2021 and beyond? The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists will support a small cohort of graduate creatives over 4 months to evolve their practice, approach and skills with the ultimate aim to foster genuine change and career development.
Commit to empowering yourself for the future with the support of Kerry and your Coaching Circle Peers. You do not have to go forwards alone.
What is The Coaching Circle?
The Coaching Circle with KND is an intimately curated professional development experience. It enables you to receive the benefit of bespoke one-on-one coaching in the context of a small supportive online group setting - for a discounted rate of what Creative Coaching costs.
The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists is an opportunity to engage with 4 early career artists and 4 career pathways, shaped within 4 coaching sessions over a 4 month period, so as to make a difference to 4 artistic futures.
We invite you to interpret ‘dance artist’ broadly - whether you label yourself as a choreographer, teacher, community dance practitioner or performer for example - we are keen to hear from you all. KND encourage applications from artists living all over the world and tailor sessions as much as possible to consider different time zones. We will be mindful about how we fit artists together to make a complimentary energy within the group and are excited at the opportunity of sitting varying and diverse perspectives side-by-side. The group energy and support are what compounds the learning and inspires the progress of everyone within The Coaching Circle.
Who is it for?
4 early career artists (artists either recently graduated or spent a maximum of three years as a young professional in the sector) ready to invest in their careers and in themselves
Individuals who are starting to build tools for self-managing their careers, looking for ways to clarify their approach, and want to get their best work out into the world
Dance artists who are prepared to devote consistent and focused time to work so as to move your career forwards
Who is it NOT for?
Established artists and leaders, this series of The Coaching Circle is not for you (email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in The Coaching Circle: Established Artists)
It is not for people who are looking for someone to magically propel their careers forward. To reiterate – Kerry will coach and mentor within these sessions – but she is not an agent, fundraiser, manager or producer. KND's mission is to help each artist we engage with, become better at managing their own career.
What to expect from Kerry
Be committed to you and your ideas
Offer an honest, independent perspective
Generously share her experiences to support your learning
Increase your productivity
Provide systems and tools to help advance your career
What is needed from you
The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists with KND requires a commitment from you – emotionally, in terms of time and effort, and financially. You will be expected to spend time each month on your personal career work and to keep your Coaching Circle thinking buoyant in between each of the sessions.
April - July 2021
4 sessions on Zoom (one session a month of approximately 4-hours in duration, to include a break)
Due to the pandemic and its effect on the Creative Industries, we are offering The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists - Summer'21 at a heavily discounted rate of £400 (usual rate £700). Members can take advantage of paying in full or pay a month at a time (4 equal instalments of £100).
Deadline for applications
18.00 GMT, Friday 26th February, 2021
How to apply
Please email email@example.com by 18.00 (GMT) on Friday the 26th of February 2021 and attach the following:
a Letter of Intent (500 words max) outlining why you would like to participate and what you would hope to achieve from committing to The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists - Summer'21
OR: a video submission, you talking to camera for no longer than 3 minutes outlining why you would like to participate and what you would hope to achieve from committing to The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists Summer'21 (to be sent via WeTransfer or uploaded to You Tube or Vimeo and shared via a link and password)
OR: a voice recording submission of no longer than 3 minutes outlining why you would like to participate and what you would hope to achieve from committing to The Coaching Circle: Early Career Artists - Summer'21 (to be sent via WeTransfer or uploaded to Sound Cloud and then shared via a link)
a copy or link to your CV/Resume
a photo (headshot) and photographers credit if appropriate
We are committed to making our application process as accessible as possible, wherever we can. If you find it difficult to get advice or apply, we can help so please don't hesitate to reach out.
We embrace all applications regardless of your culture, class, gender, background, age, training, style, sexual orientation, preferred gender pronouns, colour of skin, physical or mental disability, parental responsibilities, religion, or history.
We welcome and value the positive impact that difference has on our work, our activities, and the KND community as a whole.