Creative Producers is a professional development opportunity for emerging creative producers in Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and the Western Balkans

The programme will develop skills and capacity, build new networks and contribute to co-production. It is designed to develop the profession of creative production and artistic good practices across the countries involved and the UK.  It will support project inception and project growth, teams and creative economies to deliver more ambitious and daring creative initiatives. 

We want to support new creative producers to feel empowered, encouraging artistic experimentation and work across artforms.

The programme will consist of:

  • a two-week online programme to design a creative project and idea, clearly communicating what it is, practical delivery considerations around where, when and how it will happen and crucially who it is for,
  • partial financial support and mentoring to selected project ideas for implementation and development

Please note that this is not a music industry production or a film industry production opportunity. However, creative producers may work in both music and film. Creative producers are understood as the driving force in a creative project that sits at the meeting point of practical logistics and creative process in artistic and cultural events, exhibitions, festivals and projects.

Applications and eligibility

We invite applications from emerging producers from all areas and disciplines of the cultural and creative industries.

Representatives of different genres and trends can take part in this programme: art managers and administrators of cultural venues, artists, curators, festival organisers, theatre critics and playwrights, directors, dancers, musicians and others with experience of organising cultural projects, and with the desire to develop professional skills in creative producing.

Applicants applying through eligibility must: 

  • Above 18 years old 
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in creating a new work from scratch 
  • Generate a project that relates to cultural and creative sectors 
  • Generate a unique project that will create a difference in the sector
  • Consider sustainability and dissemination strategy while generating the project
  • Consider engaging with the UK cultural sector
  • A feasible project idea to be realised between May and November 2022 with existing resources and potential Covid-19 restrictions.


Terms and conditions

The programme will take place online and participants are required to:

  • Commit to all stages of the programme (see Timeline below)
  • Have good command of English (level B2 on the CEFR scale) 
  • Participate in programme evaluation
  • Participate in interviews and/or blogs to share  experience of the programme
  • Credit the programme and partners in any future showing of project idea
  • Be open to collaboration and co-production with programme participants

Please note that the programme will be delivered in English and translation will not be available.


Deadline for applications: 26 December 2021

Selection process, online calls with applicants: 10-21 January 2022

Successful candidates notified: 24 January 2022

Online learning programme starts: 21 February 2022 

Online learning programme ends: 4 March 2022

Deadline to submit applications for financial support: 4 March 2022

How to apply

Applicants should complete and submit the online application form by Sunday 26 December 2021, 23:59, Armenia time. 

In the application form applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • A brief statement about your artistic practice to date and why you are interested to take part in this programme (up to 250 words)
  • A brief statement about what impact your project idea could have to Ukrainian and the UK creative scene (up to 250 words)
  • A brief statement about a potential project idea that the applicant would like to work on and how they would like to implement it (up to 250 words)


Creative Producers programme will be facilitated by Curated Place.

Curated Place is an arts-led creative production company specialising in international public programmes, large scale public installations, original commissions, artist development, music strategy, event and sustainable production delivery.