Creative Producer Development : Call-out

Deadline: Mon 29 July 12:00

HOME, The Lowry, Z-arts and Stage One announce the first Creative Producer Development (CPD) course.

Greater Manchester based arts organisations; HOME, the Lowry, Z-arts, with London based Stage One are calling out for applications for the first Creative Producer Development (CPD) course that will run throughout Autumn/Winter 2024. 

CPD has been designed for early career independent producers, based in Greater Manchester who are committed and passionate about producing live. The organisations are keen to hear from freelance producers based across the region looking for time and space to interrogate and build on their experience and think about next steps of their career in producing live work. 

Over 10 sessions, led by industry professionals, participants will take a deep dive into producing, looking at both the practicalities of the role and the culture and creativity behind producing.   

At the end of the course, there will be an invitation to apply learning to a producing process, in a supported environment at either The Lowry, HOME, or Z-arts. 

About CPD 

We recognise across Greater Manchester the lack of opportunities for producer development and the need for more support and networks for independent producers to grow their practice and develop relationships with organisations and artists. 

Independent producers play a huge role in diversifying and invigorating the creation of new work across the region. We want Greater Manchester to be a place where creative producers can live and work and continue to build on our unique arts ecology.    

We are piloting this programme to ensure early career producers feel confident and equipped to continue producing ambitious and innovative work. 



The course will take place on the following dates;

Sat 7 Sept, 11-4pm, Sessions 1&2

Sat 21 Sept, 11-5pm, Sessions 3&4

Weds 16 Oct, 6-9pm, Session 5

Sat 2 Nov, 11 – 5pm, Sessions 6&7

Weds 20 Nov, 6-9pm, Session 8

Sat 14 Dec, 11-5pm, Sessions 9&10

Sat 11 Jan, 2-5pm, Evaluation, 6.30 – 9pm Drinks Mixer

Who is it for?

- You must be an early career independent/freelance producer with a commitment and passion for producing live work or events.

- You will have some producing experience and have produced at least 2 events which could be; Cabarets, Live performances, Festivals, Scratch night/showcase, Small scale shows/tours

– You must live in Greater Manchester, as only local travel will be reimbursed

– You must be over 18 years of age at the time of application

We are committed to encouraging diversity and intersectionality in the arts and we actively encourage proposals from artists from under-represented communities, including people who experience racism, identify as working class, have disabilities, are from the LGBTQ+ community, are care experienced or are discriminated against.

We encourage you to apply for this opportunity no matter what upper your age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

What the offer includes;

– 10 training sessions delivered by industry professionals

– Contribution towards local travel and refreshments

– Tickets to see work at venues in Greater Manchester.

– One to one mentoring

How to Apply

Please complete this form  CLICK HERE

Questions are available to download on this page as a Word document, should you wish to draft your answers before filling in the form.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Davinia Jokhi:

Deadline: Mon 29 Jul 2024, 12 noon.  

We will let you know if your application has been successful by 16 August 2024.