Welcome from Young Producers!

We are a collective of 16-21 year olds, in association with China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre, who have been gaining experience in producing and are now creating our own event.

Whilst our Youth Takeover at Warwick Arts Centre has been cancelled due to the pandemic, Covid-19 won’t stop us fuelling our industry with talent.

We’re bringing RECLAIMED, a digital arts festival of missed opportunities by, with and for young people, to your home.

We're currently looking for video submissions from spoken word poets, theatre makers and dancers aged 16-21. Watch our video to find out more and find info on how to apply below!


Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate's Young Producers present


A digital arts festival showcasing work by, with and for young creatives. Covid-19 has left in its wake an enormous amount of missed opportunities, especially for young artists. 

This digital event will offer a safe, supportive space for those who are struggling now more than ever in the lockdown to share their art. 

Each day we’re celebrating a different art form by presenting young people’s work and encouraging discussion. 

Join us to celebrate our love for the arts and be stronger than ever. 

This event will be taking place on the 26, 27 and 28 June 2020. 


We're calling all young people across the UK to get involved!

Calling Young Artists aged 16-21!

Have the chance to showcase your poetry/spoken word, dance and theatre as part of Young Producers' RECLAIMED Festival.

RECLAIMED is all about celebrating young talent, so we’re looking for spoken word artists/poets, theatre makers and dancers aged 16 - 21 living in the UK to get involved in our showcase. Help us provide a platform and give recognition to your work!

We’re particularly interested in performances you were already working on and missed the chance to share due to the lockdown. 




What's in it for you?

Being involved will give you a great opportunity to showcase what you have been working on and didn’t get the chance to share.

If selected:
• You'll receive feedback through a prerecorded introduction to your work from an industry professional.

• Online audiences will vote for their favourite pieces and winners will receive gift cards of £50, £30 and £20 for first, second and third place respectively.

• You’ll be able to participate in an exclusive Q&A with an industry professional. You’ll be able to ask them about creating their work during the pandemic, as well as any questions you may have about making a career in the creative industries. 


How to apply!

You can apply to be part of the Poetry Slam, Theatre or Dance Showcases. 

To apply you'll need to complete our application form and submit a pre-recorded video of your work.

For further information, download and have a read of our call out pack for:
These include guidelines and top tips on creating your videos.

Deadline to submit your piece is 11:59pm on Friday 5 June 2020.

If you have any questions please get in touch with youngproducers@chinaplatetheatre.com or andrea@chinaplatetheatre.com.

More about Young Producers

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate teamed up to run our first ever Young Producers programme in 2020.

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 put these skills into practice by producing an event. This year, due to Coronavirus, they are producing RECLAIMED - a digital arts festival by, with and for 16-21 year olds. 

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

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.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Andrea Pieri Gonzalez on andrea@chinaplatetheatre.com.