Cortex Training is an online training centre specialising in live streaming, digital events, creative media and specialist event training courses

Effective Artist Liaison workshop


½ day – for 1 to 10 participants

Please contact us for pricing.

This is a online course that provides live tuition with an expert tutor.

Alternatively we can come and run the training at your venue, office, co-working space or home.  We can travel nationwide to come and train you and your team in the most convenient location.

We can also host training sessions at our London office.

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.


  • This is a live online course that is suitable for up to ten people. The course is delivered by a expert event producer who has worked extensively for the BBC and for numerous large scale live events.
  • Examine what’s expected of the person in charge of Artist or Contributor Liaison
  • Explore the importance of the role and how it fits into the bigger event picture
  • Think about Artist Liaison from the point of view of the Producer, Stage Manager, Artist and Audience
  • Understand the fine details of effective Artist Liaison: from logistics to psychology
  • The course can be either delivered in person or via zoom.
    This course is suitable for up-to eight students.

    We can host this course at our office in London or we can come to you and run the course at your office or venue

Who it's for

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.

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.

What is covered

  • What is the role of the person in charge of Artist Liaison?
  • At what stage should they be involved once a contributor or artist is engaged?
  • Take a 360 degree look at the role of Artist Liaison: from the point of view of the Artist, Producer, Stage Manager and Audience. What information do you need to gather before, during and after an event that will support all parties?
  • The right documentation – what’s the most useful format?
  • What are reasonable artist’s requests, e.g. Green Room requirements? Working with the Producer and Stage Manager, as necessary, to find compromises.
  • Using case studies to explore best practice: from logistics to psychology.
  • Briefing other team members such as volunteers, security, stage management, cleaners, caterers.


  • i7 Mac or PC computer
    Free account with – desktop app installed on the student's computer prior to the training.
    USB Headset with microphone or installed webcam and microphone in a laptop.
  • 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?