Damian Kerlin


Tel: 7889555719,

Dance | Theatre | Producing | Programming | Event & Project Management

A dynamic, tenacious and ambitious dance and theatre producer passionate about access to high quality performance for all.

In my career so far I have been a member of senior management teams thinking strategically around partnerships; financial planning; income generation and business planning. I am a meticulous budget manager and contract writer, a thorough negotiator, an open minded collaborator and is passionate about enabling and supporting others towards achieving their goals.

Inspired by the under-dog and performances that reach out and grab me I work as an independent producer to support the creation of accessible performance and creative participation activities.



Project Manager, Letchworth Arts Centre

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Project Manager, Letchworth Arts Centre
Damian was commissioned to implement, project manage and produce a theatre performance to commemorating the centenary of The Great War. He further produced the British Legion annual festival, the same year, attended by over 10,000 people, making it the their largest festival in their history in Letchworth Garden City.

Arts Development Manager, Life Venture Arts

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Arts Development Manager, Life Venture Arts
Damian supported the structure of the artistic strategic development of the business, supervising the company’s future action plans and projects. rnrnDamian ensured that programme promoted the company positively within the arts sector, ensuring the company delivered in a timely and cost efficient manner; and ensured that all deliverables were to a high quality.

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Professional Placement, National Dance Company Wales u0026 Coreo Cymru

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Professional Placement, National Dance Company Wales u0026 Coreo Cymru
Selected by Coreo Cymru, as a Welsh based emerging Producer, Damian undertook a paid professional placement with National Dance Company Wales, working closely with their Chief Executive, Paul Kaynes, and Producer, Kate Perridge. The purpose of his placement was to expand on specific knowledge of international touring. rnrnDamian demonstrated a capacity to develop business and management skills gaining valuable hands on experience, enhancing his ability to tour work internationally aiding career progression.

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Creative Producer, Rutherford Dance Company

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Creative Producer, Rutherford Dance Company
Damian successfully applies for funding further the company’s ambitious development. Damian programmes new commissions and is the first point of contact for theatres partnering collaboration and funding bodies.rnrnProductions include:rnrn•u0009What Sexuality is Love?rn•u0009Never Going Home Againrn•u0009#PDArn•u0009We Are Human Toorn•u0009Triple Bill, No FilterrnrnProjects include:rnrn•u0009EMPOWERrn•u0009EMPOWERIIrnrnrnProgramming commissions and successfully applying for funding, furthering the company’s ambitiousrndevelopment. The first point of contact for theatres, partnering collaborations and funding bodies.

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Tour Manager, Corey Baker Dance

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Tour Manager, Corey Baker Dance
Damian was responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production were completed within budget, according to the designer’s and director’s wishes, and in time for the first public performance. Damian oversaw the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process. Responsibilities included: rnrn•u0009Deciding date, time and festival/outdoor location rn•u0009First call rehearsal process and preparation rn•u0009Financial accounting of the show’s expenses rnrnOn tour responsibilities included: rnrn•u0009Financial and budget management rn•u0009Liaising with festival promoters and locations to discuss the availability of the show rn•u0009Booking hotels for artists and crew rn•u0009Dealing with any problems that may arise before or during the tourrn•u0009Attending performances to meet artists and venue managementrn•u0009Liaising with marketing staff and providing photographs or copy for the show rn•u0009Ensuring that the sound and any audio-visual systems were appropriate for each festival and that the location was adequate for the shows requirements rn•u0009Dealing with any problems or issues that arose during the tour and liaising with festival management

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Development Assistant, NoFit State Circus

Portfolio image: Damian Kerlin - Development Assistant, NoFit State Circus
Damian supports the development, income generation and relationship development functions of NoFit State Circus. His main responsibilities include:rnrn•u0009Fundraisingrn•u0009Relationship Development and Stewardshiprn•u0009Research and Reportingrn•u0009Communication and Administrationrn•u0009General Office Support

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