About the Programme

Join the next generation of poetry producers and help shape the future of live poetry.

Poet in the City Producers is a group of talented 16-25 year olds producing live events, discussions and campaigns to ensure young people have a stake in the future of poetry.

We will provide you with leadership training, industry skills workshops, networking opportunities and creative experiences to progress your careers. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop your career in the arts, working with some of the world’s leading poets, creative thinkers and arts organisations.

We’re looking for curious, creative and enthusiastic young people to welcome into the Producers.

What will you do?

  • Produce your own live poetry events
  • Become an ambassador for the live poetry sector, taking an active role in advising on our programming
  • Lead and take part in a series of informative roundtable discussions, exploring poetry’s relationship with wider society
  • Backstage access to world-class arts events and expert speakers and poets
  • Regular workshops on curating, managing and marketing public events
  • One-to-one meetings with Poet in the City’s prestigious partners, offering the chance to discuss future career choices
  • Welcome and graduation celebrations

What will you gain?

  • Hands-on knowledge of curating, managing and marketing successful events for large audiences
  • New skills for your CV, helping you stand out from the crowd
  • Unrivalled access to Poet in the City’s diverse and influential network of contacts
  • The chance to change the face of live poetry.

So how do I apply?

Applications to join Poet in the City Producers 2020 are now open.

Apply Now

Deadline for applications: MIDNIGHT on Sunday 15th March

Download the application form here and return to [email protected] before midnight on Sunday 15th March. We also accept video submissions. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a group creative workshop and informal 15-minute micro-interview w/b 30th March.

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] with any questions.

2020 Key Dates

  • Application deadline – midnight on Sun 15th March
  • Creative workshop/interviews – w/b 30th March

Spring Season Sessions:

  • Sat 18th April 10am-6pm
  • Tue 21st April 6.30-8.30pm
  • Tue 5th May 6.30-8.30pm
  • Wed 20th May 6.30-8.30pm
  • Tue 2nd June 6.30-8.30pm
  • Wed 17th June 6.30-8.30pm
  • Tue 30th June 6.30-8.30pm

Spring Season events

  • w/b 6th July

Autumn Season dates TBC

The Poet in the City Producers programme is supported by our generous hosts Kings Place.