From 2008 t0 2010 I worked as Senior Producer for PANDA, managing a team of emerging producers and delivering a number of projects including booking national tours and mentoring companies. In 2009 I delivered the North West Artist Development Programme on behalf of PANDA, including preparing a successful funding bid to Arts Council England, managing a series of panel discussions and workshops, and providing bespoke support and mentoring to 18 artists and companies in the North West.
Without Fergus’s charm, enthusiasm and efficiency we would never have succeeded in booking a national tour in just six weeks
– Liz O’Neill, founding Director PANDA
PANDA, the performing arts network and development agency, was created in 2004. They are a membership organisation, created to proactively support venues, companies and individuals working in the performing arts sector in the North. They do this by facilitating networks, providing training and consultancy, offering professional advice and guidance, and creating connections.