AAAE 2017 has ended

Adrian De La Court

ICCE, Goldsmiths
Director, SYNAPSE
MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Director SYNAPSE programme for entrepreneurial development and creative critical thinking. Adrian originally trained as a fine artist and contemporary dancer, he has developed a strong portfolio career in the creative industries. He initially worked as a professional dancer and performer, touring nationally and internationally, including work for The Featherstonehaughs, Josef Nadje, The People Show, Billy Cowie and Divas Dance Company. In addition to his performance work, Adrian gained commissions for his environmental art in Sussex. Adrian formed the first of a number of his visual performance and dance theatre companies in 1998, and has won choreographic commissions from South East Dance and the Brighton Festival 2009. His work was part of the first season held at the re-developed Corn Exchange in Brighton. He received the only Millennium Award given to a dance artist in South East England. As a critical practitioner, Adrian has worked as a lecturer at many Universities and colleges most recently leaving the post of Head of Physical Theatre, Contemporary Dance and Outdoor & Site Specific Performance courses at Northbrook College (University of Brighton) to join The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths as Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, and as the Director of SYNAPSE a programme developed to deliver entrepreneurial thinking, action and approaches to creative and critical practice across all departments at Goldsmiths. He is also engaged in delivering this training with outside organisations and creative practitioners within industry. Adrian has worked for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow as an Enterprise Advisor, and was commissioned to write some of their first factsheets on planning and financial management for cultural entrepreneurs. He has delivered training and consultancy to creative industries, organisations and practitioners across the UK and Internationally. Adrian has been a freelance arts consultant and trainer for many years, with clients including: Scottish Enterprise, NESTA, Business Link and Artworks MK. Adrian is also a qualified life coach (Trained through CTI) and still works as a producer, freelance arts consultant, director and choreographer and visual artist.