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Posted 13th Mar 17
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Applications now open for Regional Associate Producers Programme

Click here to visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details or to apply.

The Regional Associate Producers Programme is an exciting new programme providing full-time, paid placements for four regional Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Associate Producers wishing to develop their producing skills and experience. Working in partnership with seven regional theatres (Contact Theatre Manchester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Dukes Lancaster, Luton Culture – The Hat Factory Arts Centre, Mercury Colchester, and Richmix London) the programme, which is supported by Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre Fund, will provide high-level support and mentoring for the regionally based producers over a minimum of 18 months. Each producer will produce one new show over the period of their associate role with projects including sustained community engagement and artists’ development as a core component, and will reflect a strong ‘sense of place’.

The four host venues are:

Mercury Colchester (30 month placement)
Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Derby Theatre
Dukes Lancaster

The three other theatre partners (i.e. Contact Theatre ManchesterLuton Culture – The Hat Factory Arts Centre and Richmix London) may take the touring productions and will also be involved in elements of the artist development / outreach activities to support the overarching ambitions of the programme – i.e. to diversify the cultural workforce and reach wider diverse audiences across England.

To become a Regional Associate Producer, please apply with a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the job description and person specification. The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 3rd April 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 10th April 2017 at Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Applications should be sent to

Click here to visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details or to apply.

Given the nature of the programme we particularly encourage applications from BAME individuals who are under-represented in the cultural sector.

Posted By Amy Carbonero

Amy is the Mercury Theatre's Marketing Manager.

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