November 20, 2023

Bradford Producing Hub PROPEL programme: Open call for host organisations

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The fantastic PROPEL work placement programme for early-career Producers and Production Managers, supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund and Bradford 2025, UK City of Culture, returns for a second year – and Bradford Producing Hub is seeking host organisations to partner with for this transformative opportunity.

PROPEL is a skills development programme for early-career Producers and Production Managers in Bradford, designed to prepare participants to deliver bold and ambitious new and artistic work through work placements with renowned national venues, festivals and events. To support these placements, the programme also includes funding, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

They are looking to work with six organisations, ideally based in the North of England, to host a paid placement for around 50 days at any point between April and November 2024; either a full-time intensive placement or part-time over a longer period, with 50% of the costs covered by BPH with support from Jerwood Arts. The placements should provide real work-based learning for the candidate alongside an experienced Producer or Production Manager.

In 2023, the programme partnered with Deer Shed Festival, Transform Festival, Sheffield Theatres, and Harrogate International Festivals to host four Bradford creatives.

The candidates have risen through the BPH ranks and will have completed other producing and production management training programmes, setting the groundwork for them to propel their skills to the next level with inspiring and ambitious national events partners.

Read more here.

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