Creative Producers is a professional development opportunity for emerging producers in Wider Europe; Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Western Balkans. 

The programme will develop skills and capacity, build new networks and contribute to co-production and dissemination of professional and artistic good practices across the Wider Europe and the UK. 

The programme will consist of:

  • a two-week online programme to design a creative project and idea, clearly communicating what it is, practical delivery considerations around where, when and how it will happen and crucially who it is for,
  • partial financial support and mentoring to selected project ideas for implementation and dissemination

Please note that this is not a music industry production or a film industry production opportunity - though creative producers may work in both music and film. Creative producers are understood as the driving force in a creative project that sits at the meeting point of practical logistics and creative process in artistic and cultural events, exhibitions, festivals and projects.

Applications and Eligibility

We invite applications from emerging producers from all areas and disciplines of the cultural and creative industries.

Representatives of different genres and trends can take part in this programme: art managers and administrators of cultural venues, artists, curators, festival organisers, theatre critics and playwrights, directors, dancers, musicians and others with experience of organising cultural projects, and with the desire to develop professional skills in creative producing.

Applicants applying through eligibility must: 

  • Above 18 years old 
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in creating a new work from scratch 
  • Generate a project that relates to cultural and creative sectors 
  • Generate a unique project that will create a difference in the sector
  • Consider sustainability and dissemination strategy while generating the project
  • Consider engaging with the UK cultural sector
  • A feasible project idea to be realised between March and June 2022 with existing resources and potential Covid-19 restrictions 

Terms and Conditions

The programme will take place online and participants are required to:

  • Commit to all stages of the programme (see Key Dates below)
  • Have good command of English (level B2 on the CEFR scale) 
  • Participate in programme evaluation
  • Participate in interviews and/or blogs to share your experience of the programme
  • Credit the programme and partners in any future showing of project idea
  • Be open to collaboration and co-production with programme participants

Please note that the programme will be held in English and translation will not be available.

Timeline

Deadline for applications: 1 November 2021

Successful candidates notified: 8 November 2021

Online learning programme starts: 15 November 2021 

Online learning programme ends: 28 November 2021

Deadline to submit applications for financial support:  9 December 2021

Implementation and dissemination: March – June 2022 

How to Apply

Applicants should complete and submit the online application form link by Monday 1 November 2021, 10.00 

In the application form applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • A brief statement about your artistic practice to date and why you are interested to take part in this programme
  • A brief statement about what impact your project idea could have to the Wider Europe and the UK creative scene
  • A brief statement about a potential project idea that would like to work on and how you would like to implement it 

Assessment

Applications will be assessed by an evaluation panel formed of representation from the British Council and Curated Place. 

British Council in Turkey welcome applicants from Turkey and in total 15 producers will be invited to take part in the programme. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative sector.

The applications that are fully completed and submitted by the application deadline (1 November 10.00 am / GMT+3) will be taken into consideration by the evaluation panel. 

The panel will assess applications on the applicant’s eligibility, and the quality of information provided in the application form. In your application it is important to clearly express why you are interested in the creative producers programme and what impact your project idea could have to the Wider Europe and the UK creative scenes. 

Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

For any questions regarding the application please contact arts.info@britishcouncil.org.tr 

About Curated Place

Creative Producers programme will be facilitated by Curated Place.

Curated Place is an arts-led creative production company specialising in international public programmes, large scale public installations, original commissions, artist development, music strategy, event and sustainable production delivery.