Seminars and workshops

Engaging and provocative seminars and workshops covering a wide range of topics. Open to anyone within the performing industry.

Past speakers and panellists include...

  • Roger Wright

    Chief Executive, Snape Maltings
  • Zoe Martlew

    “increasingly uncategorisable” cellist, performer, composer and media commentator
  • Gaetan Le Divelec

    Director - Askonas Holt
  • Jess Gillam

  • Sam Jackson

    Managing Editor - Classic FM & Smooth Radio, Global
  • Sarah Mohr-Pietsch

    Presenter, BBC Radio 3
  • Ashutosh Khandekar

    Editor-in-Chief, Opera Now
  • Daisy Evans

    Theatre and Opera Director
  • Duncan Ward

    Conductor and composer
  • Claire Gevaux

    Creative Director, Help Musicians UK


29 October 2019
Jerwood Space 8, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Be Your Own Agent

Worried about your first steps as a freelance musician? Join other freelancers and our panel of experts for key insights to help you make career decisions and ask your questions.

Panellists include: Etta Morgan (Askonas Holt), Atholl Swainston-Harrison (International Artists Managers’ Association), Emma-Jane Wyatt (EJ-Arts) and Alasdair Tait (YCAT) in a panel discussion and Q&A, followed by networking drinks.

Tuesday 29 October at 2.30pm, at the Jerwood Space, Space 8

Topics will include:

– What is the role of an agent?

 What opportunities do I want that I feel I can’t get without extra help?

– Do I need an agent to approach promoters

– What makes a career attractive to prospective agents?

– How to approach promoters, journalists and venues in ways that will grab their interest

– How to use social media effectively

Contact us at if you would like to submit questions in advance, and to let us know what panel topics you want us to feature this season.