Young Producers

Hands-on producer training for Coventry-based 16-21 year olds!

Applications are now open for our first Young Producers programme taking place between February to June 2020.

• Are you aged 16-21?

• Are you passionate about music, dance, drama, poetry or art?

• Are you interested in finding out more about making these events happen?

• Do you want to put on your own events?

If yes, join our Young Producers programme.

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About Young Producers

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate are teaming up to run our first ever Young Producers programme.

free training opportunity for Coventry-based 16-21 year olds that are passionate about performing arts to find out more about making art happen.

Through a mixture of day-long intensive sessions and evening sessions our Young Producers will gain insight into what it takes to put on arts events – project planning, fundraising/budgeting, marketing, project delivery and evaluation.

Following a brief and budget set by Warwick Arts Centre, they will put these skills into practice by producing events for the WAC Youth Takeover Festival in June 2020. These events could be scratch performances, DJ sets, live debates, open mic events, etc.

Young Producers will also hear from professionals across arts organisations, see shows and shadow other events throughout the programme.

This is a great opportunity to develop employability and interpersonal skills, whilst being creative, working with new people and having a say at one of the largest multi-arts centres in the UK.

No experience is necessary – only an interest in performing arts and ideas for exciting events!


Young Producers is supported by Warwick Arts Centre, China Plate, Coventry City of Culture Trust, 
ESF Community Fund, Arts Council England, Arts Connect and Baron Davenport’s Charity.


18-21 and not in education?

Thanks to funding from the ESF Community Fund, we are able to offer additional support to 3 × 18-21 year olds from minority ethnic backgrounds
and not in education, training or employment to further develop their arts practice, including one-to-one mentoring from arts professionals.


We are committed to ensuring that finances are not a barrier to young people that want to be involved in Young Producers.

Whilst the scheme is free to attend, we’re aware that travel costs to the centre can also prevent some young people in taking part. Thanks to Warwick Arts Centre’s generous donors, we are able to provide travel bursaries to any young person that requires financial support in getting to the arts centre.

Please let us know if you’d like to be considered for a bursary in your application form.


How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please read the information pack (also available to download from our promoters page here) and complete the application form (responses can be written or submitted in video format).

If you require additional support to complete the application, or the form in a different format, please email

Application deadline: 10am, Friday 31 January 2020

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Lynsey Cullen on or 024 7615 1793.


Work with young people? – Nominate someone!

This is an exciting opportunity for young people to explore their creativity, develop their skill set for the world of work and collaborate with a range of people to put on their own events.

If you know someone from Coventry who you think would make a brilliant producer, let us know!

Send an email to with ‘Young Producer Nomination’ in the subject line by 5.30pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

In your nomination email, please include:

Your name and organisation

Your nominees name, email address or telephone number 

Why you want to nominate them

Before emailing, please ensure you have their (if over 18) or their parents/carers and their (if under 18) permission to send their details through.