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Producers Toolkit – The Art of Producing

HOME in partnership with Farnham Maltings 

This workshop is a first in a series of Producer Toolkit Workshops  

The Art of Producing – AIntroduction with Producer Laura Woodward 

We will start by exploring what a producer is and what they do and move on to the foundations of producing any creative project – the why, whos, what, where and hows. We will cover strategic thinking, looking at aims, ambitions, USPs, audiences and project planning, partnership building, activity timelines and budgets. Participants will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences with each other and gain some practical tips.  

What we will not have to time to cover: how to tour/tour booking, marketing, how to set up a company or detailed ACE/fundraising.  

The session is being ran from a subsidised theatre sector viewpoint yet some of this session will be transferrable to different contexts. 

This is suitable for Self-producing artists and producers 

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £2.50 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want you to be able to access these workshops.

 About Laura

Laura Woodward is Producer at Farnham Maltings where she is the lead producer for Victoria Melody, Bucketclub and Akin Theatre and supports Farnham Maltings own produced work which tours nationally. She is also the lead programmer for theatre and family work for the building and community settings. Laura has over 10 years’ experience of developing and touring new contemporary theatre both in the UK and internationally, and has worked with organisations including artsdepot and Nottingham Playhouse.   

 Farnham Maltings  is a producing organisation based in south east England. We believe that creativity helps us make sense of the world, brings people together and has the potential to articulate new ideas. By encouraging people to participate in the arts, as audience and makers, we hope to foster a healthier, happier and safer contemporary Britain.  

More workshops in the Producers Toolkit series available to book soon….

22 October – Digital Rights Clinic

11 November – Getting More Mileage From Your Creative Ideas (without travelling an inch)