Now in its 3rd year, our Artist Development day is dedicated to offering insight and support to artists at every level, giving artists the opportunity to focus on their craft and learn key knowledge to help them develop their practice.
The day, in partnership with Jazz North will offer knowledge from major industry bodies, workshops with funders, promoter panels and established artists on hand to offer tailored advice - plus the opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded musicians.
Hosted by our Artist in residence, the day will feature sessions including open conversation panels with promoters from across the UK, one to one sessions with key partners including Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK and the Musicians Union.
This is also an opportunity to network with other artists, meet with peers and discuss the challenges, barriers and experiences of being an artist in the jazz sector in these challenging time.
Hosted at Lancaster Brewery, the event is free to attend but registration in advance is requested. Lunch is provided.
Following this programme, in the evening we host our Youth Jazz Night. Tickets to the evening gig can be purchased from the box office.
Thu 12 Sep, 10.30am
Full access info
Lancaster Brewery A large, ground-floor beer hall located on Lancaster Leisure Park. Step free access throughout.
The nearest designated disabled parking bay is at immediately outside the venue, 10 meters away. When arriving at Lancaster Leisure Park drive past the main car park, following the road round the back of the buildings.
Taxis can pick-up/drop-off at the same place. There is a dropped kerb to the left of the parking area.
Into Lancaster Brewery
Venue is on ground floor.
There are no steps at the entrance or anywhere in the venue.
People with disabilities can access the venue early, just mention to Box Office staff when purchasing your ticket or speak to Festival Volunteers outside of the venue.
Inside Lancaster Brewery.
There is an accessible viewing area located towards the front, right of the venue towards the stage. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the stage.
The smoking area is located in the beer garden (the door to the left of the venue), it has step free access.
Accessibility for performers
The performance area is on the same level as the rest of the venue. There are no backstage facilities at this venue.
Services and facilities Accessible toilet
This is located through the door to the right of the bar. It is available for all to use. There is step free access to it.
The bar is accessible via step-free access but does not have a lowered bar. However, we will provide a bartender if required with at seat service.
Essential companions, personal assistants, support workers and carers of people with disabilities get in free to every Lancaster Jazz Festival event. If the event is ticketed, please mention that you require a PA ticket.
Assistance dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be available on request.
No strobe lighting will be used at any Lancaster Jazz Festival event.
If you need to bring medicines, food and drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment you are welcome to do so. We don’t have any medical equipment at our venues.
Contact details for all access enquires
For further information about this venue please contact the venue directly at 01524 848537.