A group of young women, all of them look directly at the camera, two are standing and two are seated.

China Plate’s development programmes offer artists and practitioners wide-ranging opportunities to develop productions, innovate their professional and creative practice and extend their industry networks.

Our programme of work includes The Optimists producer training programme and People Focused-Producing a free programme of training & development sessions, alongside bespoke development residencies, work in progress / showcase festivals, commissioning opportunities and strategic support for artists and the wider sector.

Opportunities are available for creatives starting out in the industry through to those developing work for midscale venues/audiences.

Visit our Young Producers page for training opportunities for 16-21 year olds, alongside RISE – an online careers event for early career and emerging creatives aged 18+.

For more information, please contact our Training & Development Producer Kristina Hall on [email protected]

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People-Focused Producing

An ongoing programme of free, one-off training sessions for creatives and producers, each looking at a specific aspect of making creative projects happen. It’s for anyone that is interested in developing a sustainable producing practice by learning new skills, refining prior skillsets, or up-skilling.

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Young Producers

A free training opportunity for Coventry-based 16-22 year olds to find out more about making art happen.

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The Optimists

A training opportunity for emerging artists, creative practitioners and aspiring producers, providing a vital introduction to the craft of making work in a professional context & building your professional network.

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