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Young Producer Training Weekender

1st & 2nd June

11am - 4pm

Metal, PE1 1YX

£5 / £10

**Lunch provided, please email with any dietary requirements**

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Want a career in the arts but no idea where to start?

The Young Producer Training Weekender is for creative people aged 16-25 interested in one day having a career as an artist, performer, or producer. Meet other local creative young people, be inspired, get a bit arty, and discover ways to stay creative into adulthood. If that’s not enough, you’ll also be given the chance to turn your ideas into reality by receiving your first artistic commission! Come along to find out more.

The Weekender is led by Charley Genever and Hannah Saunders, two artists living and working in Peterborough, who know first-hand what it’s like to make work in the city and run artsy projects. Plus, each day we’ll be joined by a special guest speaker who will be announced closer to the date.

What Is a Young Producer?

A Young Producer is someone who makes things happen. Whether that's organising an arts project, booking artists, finding a venue, or applying for funds; any creative project needs the skills of a creative producer to be a success. Most creative producers are artists or writers or performers, and use the skills they develop as a creative producer to get their art in the eyes of the public, or make new work with communities.


The weekender is DIY, practical, crafty, and with lots of time for chatting over a brew throughout. Most importantly, we’ll talk about your dreams for the future, how to stay creative, and get projects off the ground, especially in Peterborough.

You can come for one day or both (we recommend the full experience but do get in touch if you can’t make the full weekend but are interested to know more!).


The behind the scenes is just as important as the finished product. Saturday will focus on the nitty gritty of getting things off the ground, running events, and what it’s like to design, get funding for, and manage a creative project. These are vital skills and knowledge which artists of all disciplines (painters, writers, dancers, performers etc) are likely to need at some point in their lives.


An artist cannot exist in a vacuum, they need an audience. Sunday will focus on how to turn your passion into a workable career option by thinking about ways you can build projects around your interests as an artist/poet/dancer/writer etc, and think about audiences for your work. There will be case studies, practical tasks, and lots of discussion. This isn’t a ‘how to guide’, as you’ll quickly discover that no two artists have the same career paths!

Over the weekend we will also give you an insight into our Emerge Commission - a £3000 development programme for young producers, and help you apply.

You don't need to already be a Young Producer or running events to take part, you just need to be curious and creative enough to be willing to find out more.

Find out more about the Young Producer programme here:

About the Venue

Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX.

For those who haven’t attended Metal before, Chauffeurs Cottage is just behind the town hall (look out for the green astro-turf through a gateway!) If you are travelling by car then the most affordable car park is the Wirrina car park on Bishops Rd which is £4 for the whole day. It is a 5 minute walk from Metal. There is a car park behind Metal but it is more expensive (Car Haven) but is only for 3 hours at a time. There are blue badge car parking spaces to the front of Chauffeurs Cottage.

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