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CGO Surgeries, Coaching and creative support, Chris

  • London, Scotland
  • combined arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre
  • Chris Grady


CGO offer one hour pay-what-you-can surgeries. A chance to share a new project, explore a stuck point in your creative journey from a business-like viewpoint, and seek connections which might move you forward. These sessions are held over a cuppa and are designed for arts producers/creators, writers, and artists of any discipline.

Monthly since 2007 – next dates:

Wed 29th May – London

Tue 4th June – Glasgow

Thur 13th June – Edinburgh

Mon 8th July – London

Other times/dates available by skype

'Chris has a love of possibility and a love of connection - a natural maven and an alert listener, you'll be given his complete attention and come away on fire and in focus. He understands that sharing knowledge makes us all richer.'  Peta Lily, Theatremaker and Dark Clown Researcher

“Thank you for the illuminating conversation, ideas and provocations, they have had an immeasurable impact on our process since. We have been much more articulate and clear about what we need moving forward and what the potential of the show is... A good place to be.” Jemima Yong, National Arts Service

For more information go to and email to book a morning or afternoon slot.

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