Artistic Entrepreneurship




Do you want to sell your performances internationally?  Do you feel the need to move to next level and be an expert in your field? Would you love to own your artistic language and understand how you can promote it? To be a real Artistic Entrepreneur, a boss in your own life?

Susanne are hosting the popular workshop again and this year Swedish Sofie Marin is back as co-host. The two have worked together on the development of UPgrade Go International for the Development Platform in Denmark. The workshop is held twice, and both times international experts in the performing arts are invited to give specific input to the participating artists. Only 4 artists / groups at each workshop.

We will help you to:

Claim your personal leadership
Get a professional brand
Get your communication platform and promotion material in place
Get a clear map of your international contacts and an action plan to work from
Get feedback and testimonials from international experts

Join us at BIRCA/Bornholm in Denmark to 4 amazing days, where you immerse yourself in understanding the core of your artistic work and business. In 2020 we have 2 workshops – and there will only be 4 artistic groups (1-3 people) in each, so we have time to focus on you and your work and help you create a unique plan.

15 – 18. June – the workshop in June is for people who are ready to go to the next level with branding, international networks, promotion etc. – we are very happy to include both Susanne Næss Nielsen from Dansarena Nord, Norway AND Chantal McCormick from Fidget Feed, Ireland as co-teachers. We will prioritize dance organizations from the Nordic area.

24 – 27. September – the workshop in September is focuses on the basic work of understanding what you and your team/organisation are passionate about, creating a vision and a plan around this that will strengthen the professional activities, learning about branding, pitching and international networks.

Meeting and working with Susanne and Sophie made me realize that I can dream big, that I have the power, capacities and skills to transform with my love for creating and performing.

Keren Rosenberg/Nederlands

Thank you for an amazing space and vision and for allowing us to dig deep into our artistic visions – we are ready to set sails for new horizons.

Eja Due/Denmark

Be part of a great group of other international performing artists with ambitions to grow and glow – cheer each other on and get a network to build new projects and exchange ideas with.

Price of workshop at BIRCA incl. accommodation, food & materials: 1000 € plus 500€ for next person in the same group.

Following the program you will have a possibility of attending a mentorship program and you will be invited to expert webinars and a joint facebook to keep you on track.

The program is run by Susanne Danig, CEO and Founder Danig Performing Arts Service & BIRCA – artistic mentor, strategic consultant and international theatre producer.

About Sofie: Sofie Marin has a background as an opera and theatre producer at the Royal Swedish Opera, the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Malmö Opera before moving to London, UK, where she founded From Sweden Productions in 2009. The company specialises in production management and promotion of large-scale and high profile cultural concerts, productions, festivals and events in the UK and abroad (clients have performed at the BBC Proms, London´s West End and Broadway).

Read more about her here

You will get top notch knowledge on the new field of Artistic Entrepreneurship – and follow the paths of succesfull artists.

This is what people have said:

About Birca:

The place is very beautiful and peaceful, and the atmosphere is so warm, with inspiring exchanges and a homely joy. Just the right, nourishing environment for all kinds of creative work and meditative digging deep!

The place is amazing. The island and nature breathtaking. The solitude maybe just what you need to recharge and enter your life again.

About Susanne:
Susanne Daing is an inspiring and motivating force. As a producer and cultural enthusiast she has the ability to see clearly an artistic potential and is not afraid to lay out plans and take chances. She gives courage and reassurance to embark on new projects and take on challenges of work a head. She has great overview, optimism and a vast experience which is exactly what an artist needs to support an artistic process.

About Susannes workshops:
A really faithful and inspiring meeting…Enlightening and inspiring…Very interesting and useful
Amazing, I was very enthousiastic to share my vision…Innovative and inspiring

About Susannes strategic work:
The work with Susanne helped us tremendously to recognize the full potential of our resources, expertise and extensive network in order to maximize the creativity, productivity and longevity of our artistic work.

The concrete action plan Susanne equipped us with have made it possible for us to take major steps forward, to get clarity on when and how we act to achieve our goals, and we are now significantly closer to realizing our vision for the company.

Susanne’s skills and abilities to understand the art form of theater, give advice in an understandable form and help to give a theater a true body built directly on the substance from those she coaches, has been nothing less than a miracle for our small theater group.