Brand new Optimists producer training programme this autumn

We are delighted to announce that we will be running one of our Optimists producer training programmes for artists based in the Midlands this autumn.

We are looking for up to 15 individuals, either recent graduates or members of emerging theatre companies to participate in 6 day-long workshops focusing on the practicalities of making, funding, touring and marketing work.

Workshops will take place at Warwick Arts Centre, mac birmingham, Derby Theatre, Embrace Arts, Lakeside Arts Centre and the RSC – alongside a vital introduction to the basics of making work in a professional context, host venues will provide guest speakers to give participating artists an insight into their programming and producing strategies.

Watch this space in mid-September for details of how to apply.

First hand experience meant I could start using the skills now. It gave me advice and knowledge that will stay with me for the rest of my career

Joe Darke – former Optimist