Opportunity: Young Producers Winter 2017

We're looking for a new cohort of Young Producers aged 18-25 to programme our next youth-led takeover event!

The successful Young Producers scheme has so far supported 9 young people to develop skills in event programming, marketing and event management to produce 3 successful live events showcasing local talent.

On Friday 3rd November we are presenting Ray Lee’s Chorus – a monumental outdoor installation of giant sculptures and a celestial choir of spinning sound machines - in Theatre Square. We are asking our Young Producers to programme and produce a Light and Sound Takeover for audiences to enjoy alongside this spectacle. The event is part of Circulate, a wider programme of free outdoor performance for the people of Newham.

As a Young Producer, you will have the opportunity to attend 9 sessions at SCAC where you will gain professional advice and guidance in programming, marketing and events management. We will support you in planning the event and give you time and a budget to work as a team to produce it.

Please ensure you are available for all dates before applying:

Meeting dates, 5-7pm:
  • Thursday 31st August
  • Thursday 7th September
  • Thursday 14th September
  • Thursday 21st September
  • Thursday 28th September
  • Thursday 5th October
  • Thursday 12th October
  • Thursday 19th October
  • Thursday 26th October

Friday 3rd November 2017– you will need to be available all day and evening

To apply, please complete the application form by 12pm on Friday 4th August.

Please note this is an unpaid opportunity suitable for those looking to gain hands-on experience in producing live events, although we are able to cover reasonable expenses.

It’s been a wonderful experience and taught me a lot about the reality of putting on an event. It’s been very insightful and I’ve learnt more here than at any other event.


It really opened up by eyes to things that I had never considered before. Definitely put me out of my comfort zone and made me build by confidence and interpersonal skills by working in a team.


Being part of the Young Producers has given me a greater general knowledge of how to plan and run a music event more thoroughly as we were entrusted with running all aspects of the event.