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The Battersea Arts Centre Young Producers Programme provides talented young people with producing training, including professional masterclasses, workshops and access to resources.
The Young Producers are given a brief, budget and support to create and produce their own events within Battersea Arts Centre's youth takeover, Homegrown Festival. This is an exciting opportunity to bring out-of-the-box ideas to Battersea Arts Centre, from DJ nights to experimental performances and live debates.
You will gain an introduction to producing through workshops in scheduling, budgeting, marketing, project management and artist liaison as well as learn from Battersea Arts Centre producers and arts professionals that run a range of events. Previous guest speakers have produced club nights, cabaret socials and independent festivals.
We are interested in hearing from people with a wide range of interests. You do not need experience to apply. Past Young Producers have included beatboxers, art students, sixth-formers, fashion designers, hairdressers and emerging theatre producers. Several have gone on to produce their own shows professionally, work at Battersea Arts Centre and even start their own events and production companies.
Battersea Arts Centre asks that the Young Producers programming:
Is bold and takes risks
Is interesting, exciting and important to the target audience of 12-29 year olds
Engages new audiences in the building
Includes different people and ideas
Their events can be seen as part of Homegrown Festival 4 - 8 April 2018.
We are grateful for the support of the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.
Our 2017 Young Producers were:
Faruq Adigun, Joshua Allen, Stephanie Clarke, Sally Coker, Anthony T.J Donohoe, Vikesh Godhwani Chatlani, Lainie Hussain, Grace Lee, Germane Marvel, Nardia Millington, Omari Okwulu, Maya Ophelia, Louise Russell, Divya Satwani, Arizona Smith, Hazel Tyler, Jet Vevers, Roisin Walsh and Keisha Williams