Applications are due January 16, 2019 at 11:59PM EST
The Theatre Centre is thrilled to announce that we are the recent recipient of a Canada Council Sector Innovation grant to pilot our Creative Producer Training Program designed to advance the skill sets of experienced producers in the performing arts sector, increasing their abilities to support artists as they make, produce and tour new work. This pilot program will provide hands-on learning and support for two Creative Producers over the course of 18 months: January 2019 – Spring/Summer 2020. Each Creative Producer will receive a $20,000 honorarium, as well as financial support for national and international travel related to the program.
A Creative Producer is present from the early stages of a project and blurs the lines between management and creation throughout the process. They use their intimate knowledge of the creation process to build creative capacity, rigorously supporting the artist throughout each phase of development, and finding new ways for the work to have a life beyond first production.
We’ve seen a gap in knowledge and human resources in the sector for this work. Given the need expressed by artists, and the interest from funders to tour, we are investing in the next generation of Creative Producers who can strategically building national and international relationships, and share that knowledge within the sector.
As a leading incubator and producer of new performance, The Theatre Centre is uniquely positioned to offer each Creative Producer the opportunity for on-the-job training and mentorship, working closely with a number of artists whose works are all at different stages of development, production, and touring.
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