How to be a Creative Producer: Applying for Funding to Produce Your Own Event

As part of Poet in the City Producers, Poet in the City presents How to be a Creative
Producer, a series of additional skills workshops for early-career producers designed develop professional skills needed to boost employability.

As an independent producer, how do you use grant support to fund the kind of events you want to create?

Learn: how to apply for an ACE project grant, how to navigate different funding criteria, how to create a budget, how to sell your idea to funders.

With Teeside-based producer Kirsten Luckins

Who is this workshop for?

  • Young people aged 16-30 or early-career producers of any age. 
  • Alumni of producers development programmes looking to build on and develop skills
    learnt on the course.
  • Anyone seeking to develop their professional skills at the beginning stages of their
    freelance careers.

Kirsten Luckins

Kirsten Luckins is an events producer based in Teesside who specialises in live literature and spoken word projects, from workshop programmes to multi-media cabaret and solo theatre shows. She was Producer access the North for national performance poetry charity Apples and Snakes 2010-2020, and is currently project manager for the Rebecca Swift Foundation, managing the UK-wide #WomenPoetsNetwork programme, and the biennial #WomenPoetsPrize. In 2022 she was co-ordinator for Crossing the Tees Book Festival, producing a 7-day programme of live,digital and hybrid events.

Booking for this event has now closed.