We know how important great producers are – they work with artists to come up with brilliant new ideas, help make them happen and make sure as many people as possible get to experience them.
So we’re here to support more people who want to be producers to start their career and people already doing some producing to keep developing and do more.
• Monthly workshops run by producers and experts already working successfully in the arts
• Trips to events and projects with all your costs covered
• Opportunities to meet exciting local artists who you might want to work with
• Individual mentoring and support to help you progress in your career
• Cash bursary towards your time for taking part – £50 per session to help
you put the time aside to be able to prioritise your own development
This training is primarily for people who want to have a career that includes producing live performance. 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
That’s fine! on Thursday 28 May, 6 to 7.30pm we will be running an initial online session all about what being a producer involves and answering any questions you might have.
Drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you all the information to join in.
If you can’t make this session but would still like to have a chat, get in touch on the same email and we’ll be happy to arrange this.
The programme will cover lots of important areas that producers work in and things they do – the planned sessions are:
• Introduction to producing new work
• Building relationships with artists
• Diversity in Creative Teams
• Finding partners and booking a tour
• Project management and looking after budgets
• Writing funding applications to Arts Council England
• Audience development and marketing
• Making work outdoors and in non-traditional spaces
• Introduction to crowdfunding and other fundraising
• Making your work accessible
• Successful evaluation and creating a longterm development plan
We’ve tried to design this flexibly to account for other commitments, jobs and things that people have going on so the time commitment will be around a day per month for 15 months.
Places are limited, and people who take part in all of the programme are likely to get the most out of it, therefore, we are asking that you commit to the whole programme. However, if you have any concerns, access requirements, commitments or responsibilities that could mean attending all the sessions may not be possible, please speak to us so we can look at ways to support you.
We do understand that some people might only want to do one or two of the sessions which they feel are particularly relevant to their development. Where possible, we will hold a small number of places for this for each session.
The support and mentoring alongside the workshops (see below) will only be available to people who have signed up to the entire training.
We don’t want to put too many restrictions on it, so you don’t need any experience as a producer, but if you do this is fine too. The most important thing is that you are someone who has, or would like to have producing as part of your professional work now or in the future and feel that this training would be useful to you.
Yes, we want to make sure you can fully get involved with this training and will aim to provide whatever support you need. This could be things like interpretation support, information in other formats, meeting travel costs, supporting with caring commitments or whatever else you require. All events and training will be held in accessible venues. Talk to us about what you need we’ll do our best to make it happen.
We’re always happy to answer questions and provide more information, drop us a line to email@example.com and one of our team will get in touch.
Everyone who lives or works in the Bradford District will get a £50 bursary for each workshop and training event attended (this is in addition to any contribution you might get towards access support) and any organised trips will have all costs covered.
Yes, there will be a number of sessions outside the workshops to help you reflect on the learning. You will also be able to apply for funds for one-to-one mentoring around something specific to your development and to cover the cost of travel for research trips and events.
Our primary concern is for everyone’s safety and wellbeing therefore the first few sessions will be run remotely online via Zoom (an online meeting platform bit like facetime or Skype) – we will keep assessing the situation and when it is safe to do so, the sessions and training will then be in person in Bradford.
1 Your name and your link to Bradford (live here, work here etc)
2 A little bit about you, your background and why you are interested in this training (no more than 250 words – but less is fine)
3 The kind of work you would be interested in making (No more than 150 words – but less is fine)
4 The kind of shows or events you would love to see happening in Bradford (No more than 150 words – but less is fine)
You can send your application in any format you wish. You can record your answers as a video or audio file (selfie-style on a mobile phone is fine) and send it to us – please keep this to no more than 4 minutes long.
If you have any access needs that mean you need help making your application, please get in touch with us so that we can support this.
There are limited places and we expect lots of people will apply. Therefore, when making decisions we will aim to make sure we have people from a range of backgrounds, characteristics and live performance artforms. We will assess applications based on demonstration of interest in having producing as part of your career, not your current level of experience.