Bradford Producing Hub


Via Zoom


May 28 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Extracurricular: Intro to Producing, including information about new BPH Producer training courses with Ben Rothera

Extracurricular is a series of sessions which will give you the opportunity to learn more about different jobs in the arts, sharing of artistic pathways, journeys and resources.


Ben Rothera is an independent creative producer, programmer and an audience development specialist. His session will include:

  • Discussion around getting to grips with what a producer does, why they do it and what producing might mean for the participants
  • Introduction to BPH 15 month producer training programme


Ben is an independent creative producer, programmer and an audience development specialist with a particular interest in finding entry routes for under-represented groups into the arts and generating audiences for contemporary work.

He has worked for a range of arts and cultural organisations facilitating the creation and presentation of high quality work in a range of disciplines, along with organisational strategy, fundraising and partnership development. Ben has produced tours for numerous artists and companies both as an independent and in his previous role at Leeds-based producing house Dep Arts. Currently working with 154 Collective, Displace Yourself Theatre and Theatre Company – Blah Blah Blah. Also, he is a member of the Board of Red Ladder Theatre Company.


Bradford Producing Hub is about to launch a new 15-month training programme all about gaining the skills to start at a career as a producer or taking the next step in your producer development – with a bursary for everyone who takes part. Ben will be giving lots of information about the new training programme, answering your questions and helping you decide if it’s right for you.

You might be:

  • Already working as an independent producer/ assistant producer with some experience but not loads (some people call this ‘emerging’ – but we don’t like labels!)
  • An artist or creative who looks after all the practical and logistics bits of your own work too, and would like to further develop your skills in this area
  • Working in a different area or role in the arts but think you might like to be a producer in future
  • Someone who is just starting their career, or hasn’t worked in the arts before, but thinks that producing might be for you

For more information, e-mail:

This session will be relaxed and informative throughout so you’ll be able to ask as many questions as you like, get to know Ben and hopefully pick up some new ideas that you might want to try out now or in the future.



Where and when?

THURSDAY 28TH MAY @ 6pm to 7:30pm
Via Zoom (an online meeting platform that you can access through your computer, tablet or smartphone, a bit like Skype or facetime). When you sign up we’ll send you all the details about how to join.

How do I sign up?

Please email to Shazia Bibi ( – with a few sentences about why you’re interested and what you hope to get out of this session. The number of people who can take part is limited and we expect to have lots of interest, so we will use this information to help us in offering places.

This workshop is part of Bradford Producing Hub’s ‘Extracurricular’ programme – a series of online sessions to support creatives in the Bradford district.

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