Artists' Exchange Programme

sharing professional dance excellence

Danielle Teale Dance introduces the Artists' Exchange Programme (AEP), focusing on innovative ways of providing continuing professional development for artists working in community dance. Initiated by Danielle Teale, the AEP is an artist led skills exchange initiative for community dance artists drawing on the collective skills and experience of the artists involved to develop a rich dialogue and meaningful practical exploration together. The programme draws on themes such as artistic integrity, people and communication, resilience and self-significance. This innovative programme will enable your artistic voice to be heard and introduce you to a strong and supportive artistic network.

I think it has possibly only been on the Clore programme before this that I have felt so
supported to take risks in/challenge my thinking. This week felt like time to take care of myself.
— Katie Gree, AEP Skills 2017

The Artists' Exchange Programme provides a bespoke offer to support the needs of artists and organisations who engage with the programme. The various strands of the AEP include 2-day Skills Exchange Courses and Masterclassesone-to-one and group mentoring, and 1-Week long Skills Exchange Residencies.

This is CPD that doesn’t exist anywhere else and should be a vital
part of any development for artists working with a variety of people in all sorts of settings.
— Sarah Lewis, AEP Skills 2017

The fundamental values that underpin the AEP – equality, democracy, validation, generosity, supportiveness
– are a mirror for the values that underpin the practice of the artists involved.




The AEP has offered Yorkshire Dance a unique opportunity to engage with independent artists leading in the field of highly artistic participatory dance practice. As an artist-led model it has influenced how we structure programmes of professional development in our region, supporting an offer which provides deeper connectivity beyond traditional models of CPD.
— Yorkshire Dance, AEP Partner 2017-19

For organisations looking to commission or be part of the AEP - download the Information Pack for more details.