Take part Poet in the City Producers Poet in the City Producers: Newcastle & Exeter Poet in the City Producers Poet in the City Producers is a group of talented young creatives producing events, provoking discussions, and driving campaigns to ensure young people have a stake in the future of poetry. Over the course, you will develop key industry and transferable skills in creative producing through a programme of workshops, leadership training, networking opportunities and professional practice. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop your career, working with some of the UK’s leading poets, industry professionals and arts organisations. Poet in the City Producers: Newcastle & Exeter 2021/22 sees us taking our flagship Producers programme national as part of Collections in Verse. Produce your own professional event as part of national Herstory programme taking place across Newcastle and Exeter; Be part of a national cohort of young producers, build new networks and contacts; Lead and take part in public conversation on key issues such as women’s rights, exploring poetry’s relationship with wider society; Attend regular workshops and gain skills in curation, programming, production, and marketing; Contribute to the cultural landscape in your city; The chance to change the face of live poetry. This programme will take place between November 2021-March 2022. You will complete 12 x 2-hour training sessions with industry professionals to develop key employability skills including: Research, poetry programming and ideas curation; Arts event planning, production and management; Marketing including effective communications with artists, content and digital; Additional and wider skills training including fundraising, digital production, networking, and leadership. This course is free to attend and suitable for 18-26 year olds looking to develop careers in the arts and learn about creative producing. Course participants will be paid a professional fee for final event delivery. We’re looking for curious, creative and enthusiastic young people to welcome as Producers. Come and work with us to shape the live poetry sector in your city. How to apply To apply please complete this application form by midnight on Wednesday 20th October. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a creative workshop and informal 15-minute micro-interview w/b 25th October. We can also accept short video applications via [email protected]. Please specify whether you are applying for the programme in Newcastle or Exeter in the subject line. Get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to discuss any other additional access queries.