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

    Saxophonist
  • 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

Events

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 info@ycat.co.uk if you would like to submit questions in advance, and to let us know what panel topics you want us to feature this season.