Are You A Wannabe Producer Of The Future – Free One Day Course In Producing

One of the region’s leading cultural organisations announced the beginning of a free Producer Training Programme aimed at helping to develop the region’s cultural economy.

Electric Theatre Workshop, producers of Big Burns Supper and Carlisle Fringe Festival, announced an ‘Introduction to Producing’ course earlier this week, which invites creatives to a free one-day insight, into the world of producing.

The free course is aimed at mid-career, artists, emerging practitioners, students and young people who are interested in developing their producing skills.

It marks the start of a two-year programme of work which is part of the Producers of the Future Strategy.

The course is open to anyone looking to develop training within the industry and will focus on several key training outcomes including, Producer Skills, Pitching Projects and Enterprising skills, led by industry professionals currently working within the sector.

The Introductory course will explore how emerging producers can hone their skills to be able to articulate themselves as producers.

Graham Main, Course Leader, recently led the International Academy for Producers in Brazil with the British Council, which supported 34 organisations across Brazil to develop their producing capacity, said

“This is a great opportunity for us to come into contact with anyone who has a desire to produce anything ranging from festivals, theatre, live-art, dance or other cultural projects and share some producing experience”


Anyone looking to attend the free Dumfries based course, which takes place at The University of Glasgow’s, Dumfries campus on Saturday 17th March, 10am – 4pm, are encouraged to register online.

The Carlisle based course will take place at the Old Fire Station on Saturday 28th April, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Those interested in the attending either of these free courses, should register at www.bigburnssupper.com/about-us/introduction-to-producing.php


Anyone who is interested can call us on 01387 271820 or 01228 812611

The programme is being supported by The University of Glasgow and The Holywood Trust

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