Mates blogger: Chris Grady


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Chris Grady
Chris Grady is a creative and business life coach who has worked in arts and project management for more than 30 years, running marketing departments and creating festivals and theatres in Bristol, Plymouth, Edinburgh, Buxton, Keswick, London and Bury St Edmonds. He has also run the Vivian Ellis Prize for new musicals, and written Your Life in Theatre, a careers guide for all stages of your career. He is preparing an MA for Theatre Producers with Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts. Chris blogs about arts management at www.chrisgrady.org.
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Your chance to be in the room where it happens with creative producers of theatre

In Features, Inspiring people, International, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

So many amazing inspiring potential entrepreneurs have been in the room at Chris Grady’s workshops, networks and CGO Institute events, but now I want to look out for a much broader ‘audience’ of people who have never come across one of my workshops or networks

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‘We were involved in decisions’: Chris Grady pays tribute to influential theatre manager Gordon Stratford

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion, Quotes, Regional theatre by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

What made theatre manager Gordon Stratford special for me, as a boss, was his passion for the theatre, his quick understanding of potential audiences, and his willingness to give his marketing team the chance to challenge him on proposed prices, deals, and even show choices.

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How to find the energy we need in our industry to move forward

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

I was talking with a client yesterday, who is a theatre-maker and wanting, like so many, to get back in front of a live audience and to work close with fellow creatives to make work happen. We decided to focus on a few areas – not least because we have no idea how long we are going to be in the current state of lockdown and reliance on digital platforms.

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‘At the darkest moments I have to believe there is a future for our industry’: Why the arts are viable

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Scotland by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

At the darkest moments I have to believe there is a future for our industry. I have to believe we will defy our government and prove to be viable. I absolutely believe the way that this will happen is through the invention and enterprising energy of creative producers making stuff happen.


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