Based in the UK, Tandem Works supports artist and companies working across a range of art forms including dance, theatre, live art, installations and public art. We have a specialism in dance, and dance for young audiences.
The artists we support often use multiple forms of artistic expression to make their work, work that sits in-between the boundaries of form, in-between the meeting points of cultures and in–between the visual and textual languages of expression.
We have a passion for giving a voice to those who are rarely heard within our mainstream cultural ecology.
Projects range from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions to national and international tours, co-productions and strategic interventions.
The artists and companies we support have won the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award (mars.tarrab), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (Rachel Mars), Best Production, Theatre and Technology Awards (Tom Dale Company), the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Shortlist Award (Second Hand Dance) and been presented as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Fringe Showcase (Tom Dale Company).
What we do
The work we do is always determined in response to those we work with, and often includes:
- Project design – working collaboratively to shape ideas or concepts into projects or programmes which respond to opportunities, creative development needs or longer term strategic aims.
- Artistic and organisational strategy development – looking at the bigger picture
- Business Planning
- Partnership development – using our knowledge of the national and international cultural sector to explore connections and make opportunities
- Advisory and mentoring support for artists and producers
- Bid writing
- Tour booking
Currently working with
Our current portfolio of clients includes:
New Art Club
Second Hand Dance
Who we are
Claire Summerfield, Director
Claire has an extensive track record of producing live performance events. Over the last three years she has raised over £1m of investment for cultural projects, and presented work at some of the leading national and international festivals and venues, including Xintiandi Festival (Shanghai), Dublin Theatre Festival, The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells.
The artists she supports have won the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award (mars.tarrab), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (Rachel Mars), and Best Production, Theatre and Technology Awards (Tom Dale Company) and been presented as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Fringe Showcase (Tom Dale Company).
Claire has a specialism in dance for Children and Young People and has supported artists to present work at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Lincoln Centre (New York), Belfast International Children’s Festival, Showbox (Norway) and IPAY (Philadelphia).
Pilar Santelices, Associate Producer
Pilar is an independent Creative Producer based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, where she works with performative projects across the world.
After studying drama in Santiago, Chile, Pilar moved to London to do an MA in Social Education and Community Development at Goldsmiths, and later on, she completed MBA in Arts& Cultural Management in Paris. Pilar has worked in the fields of education, social and cultural development for different organisations and in different countries. As well as performing, she has directed and produced many creative projects; such as contemporary operas, a web series, artistic workshops, residencies, and international tours. In the last 6 years, her work has had a particular focus on the area of performing arts for young audiences and just recently she has been exploring the field of creative technology and VR.
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