Independent Producer Residencies Programme

Derby Theatre & In Good Company

What can you receive?
£4,800 + mentoring and training


27 February 2023

Applications are now open for the Independent Producer Residencies Programme with Derby Theatre and In Good Company, generously supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.  

The Independent Producer Residencies programme will support 8 early-career producers across 2 years to develop their professional practice in a meaningful and practical way, pairing training, mentorship, and hands on experience to introduce new producers to the basics, develop their skills and give them real time experience of producing their first project.

This is a freelance, self-employed contract for 12 months, starting approx in April 2023.

There are four positions available in this first year of the programme. Each early-career producer will be paid a total fee of £4,800 , which equates to approximately 24 days’ work, at £200 per day. The 24 days will cover

● Working on projects and in departments within Derby Theatre to gain insight into a regional theatre (Approx 10 days)

● Being paired with an independent company or artist in the region to work on a production as Assistant Producer (Approx 10 days)

● Dedicated training sessions with In Good Company, covering all the nuts and bolts of producing such as fundraising, budgeting, negotiation, tour-booking etc (Approx 2 days – likely split into sessions)

● Mentoring with the In Good Company and Derby Theatre team (Approx 2 days – likely split into sessions)

Apply via this online link here or you can use this word form and email it to More alternative ways to apply are outlined in the pack and you can always email us with any support or alternative formats you need.

Application Pack 

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