What we doEEA Trainee Producers Programmes

Working with over 100 young people in 2019 alone, our Trainee Producers Programmes work to diversify the sector by bringing exciting new talent and fresh perspective into the outdoor arts sector. Often we work with a heritage partner, such as the Bishopsgate Institute, The Bernie Grant Trust, Bradford’s Peace Museum who provides archives and heritage skills training which allow for a unique exploration into social and political contexts of the places in which we work.

EEA are able to oversee and support your organisation to a Trainee Producers Programme in your area providing our unique training and methodology to help create a brand new generation of producers who can nurture creativity and the arts across the UK.

As a result the creative work produced is thought provoking, cutting edge, and champions diverse programming. We believe absolutely in offering up ambitious opportunities in which the TraineeProducers can cut their teeth and put their newly developed skills to the test,. Whether that be programming a festival stage at a busy summer arts festival, or commissioning a visual arts piece for a well-known London arts centre, the young people have true creative license and agency over their own projects , as well as having proper budgets to work with is at the heart of our method.

"The project offers many challenges and chances to
work with a range of individuals from a variety of
backgrounds. A truly rewarding experience"

"I feel more experienced not only in culture and
heritage, but producing and running art projects
and installations"

Papar Peace Young Producers

Paper Peace Young Producers

Paper Peace unearthed the history of peace activism with a new generation of 48 people from across the country aged 18 to 25 who received training from arts practitioners and museum experts in curatorial and event production, learning to interpret a variety of historical sources from the past century and connecting with peace building heritage in their local area. The Young Producers collaborated with professional artists to help realise their ideas and create a series of artworks that formed part of Paper Peace's finale event in autumn 2019.

Paper Peace was a year-long national arts and heritage programme. Created by Emergency Exit Arts, in association with national partners B Arts, Creative Scene, Ideas Test and Vivacity.

Paper Peace shed light on the legacy of treaties, the fragile nature of peace and the strength of the communities and individuals who work to sustain it. The project concluded with the spectacular show BLINK, a large-scale interactive installation that toured the UK in late 2019.

For BLINK, the Young Producers used their research to develop a commissioning brief, and selected local artists to build and fabricate their installation. All Young Producers moved from training into paid roles on the project, and many have since begun a career in the arts.

Marginalised No More

An exploration into race relations in the UK between the 1980’s and today using the Bernie Grant Archive. For this project we worked with a cohort of 18 people who exploref themes of black activism, protest, power and identity. In response to their findings they produced a one day festival at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, including a carefully curated programme of live music, performance, film and art exhibition.

Thamesmead Trainee Producers

EEA’s Trainee Producers Programme has played an important role in empowering young local residents involving them in the production of our major events. In 2019 we introduced this programme in Thamesmead with an area that was fully programmed by a team of 15 Traineeproducers who gained skills in event planning and programming outdoor work for Lakeside Festival 2019.

Made possible with support from:

Arts Council England HLF

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