This course is suitable for anyone who may be responsible for contributors or artists behind the scenes at a conference or entertainment show.
You may already have some experience of Artist Liaison but want to consolidate and improve your skills, or a company may want to grow in-house expertise as a way of supporting and expanding their business – if so this course is for you.
Most people understand the importance of getting an artist or contributor to stage on time, but the role of Artist Liaison is so much more than that.
From the very first contact it needs to be right and the Artist needs to know you’re on the case. From the management of the artist’s arrival at a venue to their Green Room facilities, their handover to the Stage Manager for the show to the way they leave the venue; all these aspects could make a big difference to an artist’s performance and the way they view the event or company you work for.
At times when people are nervous or unhappy, things don’t always go as planned – we’ll look at ways of managing these tricky situations.
Not essential but useful: Experience of being involved in some capacity at a stage event – possibly in an Artist Liaison role, or even as a presenter or artist. You may have volunteered on stages, or be Head of Comms – the skills and requirements are the same.
Bring examples of events you’ve attended as a member of the production team or audience – what went well, what left you wanting something better?
Jo Daykin is a highly experienced Event Producer and Stage Manager.
She began her professional life as a primary school teacher in Inner London before moving into advisory posts and teacher education at the University of Greenwich.
From there she joined the BBC as a Radio Producer/Director, then moved into Live Events TV and Live Events Production. She project managed events such as the BBC’s ‘Proms in the Park’ at venues around the country and produced and directed the BBC’s Audio and Music Festival for its own staff.
Since leaving the BBC Jo has produced many shows and events at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square: from glittering dance shows to thought provoking art installations. She works internationally on corporate live events and conferences for high profile agencies and clients.
This training can take place at your venue, studio or workplace. Alternatively, we can arrange a suitable space from our network of venues.