The National Producers Taskforce is a UK-wide network of organisations committed to job creation and facilitating employment pathways for young and emerging producers in the arts. Poet in the City set up the Taskforce in November 2020 in response to national issues faced by producer training programmes, including the lack of sustainable pathways into employment and leadership roles for young people and ensuring those from unrepresented backgrounds are given equal opportunities within the cultural sector.
National organisations committed to creating better employment outcomes and pathways for early-career producers in the arts
The National Producers Taskforce June 2021 report outlines why the creative industries should be investing in young, diverse producing talent, and our ambitions and action plan for the wider sector.
On Wednesday 4th November, Poet in the City brought together over 40 arts organisations, venues, and funding bodies for the first National Producers Taskforce meeting. We discussed diversity, creative career pathways and how Covid has changed the employment landscape for young and early-career producers.