Young Producers

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



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.


Applications for the first 2020 programme have now closed. 

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

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.