Artists/ Producers/ Mentors / Mentees

Over the last year or so, we’ve been making efforts to support the development of creative producers in Wales. Much of this has been about trying to help demystify the role, as it's a relativly new one (by the way, if you’re still wondering what a creative producer does, take a look at our Huddle hosted by our very own Executive Producer, Lisa Maguire, and independent producer, Sarah Leigh).

We are keen to see more independent creative producers popping up and supporting artists to make brilliant work, but of course, you don't have to have the word producer in your job title to be one – most artists have, in some way, had to produce their own work at some stage. But we know that artists are free to think more strategically about how they develop their work, if they collaborate with a creative producer.

So far, we’ve launched the ‘Emerging Producer’ initiative through WalesLab and featured producers and their ways of working at each one of our Huddles.

So we want to establish some brand new mentoring relationships to support the development of new and exciting work. We hope that by linking artists/less experienced producers with producers with more experience, we’ll be able to help support projects to be made quicker, with a clearer sense of what is being made and why, with stronger partnerships and a wider reach.

We are on the lookout for both experienced producers and less-experienced producers/ artists who self-produce. If you are interested in being involved, we’d love to hear from you.


Here’s how:
We are looking for producers with a proven track record to be our mentors. We would expect that you have at least five years professional experience, that you have produced theatre and/or interdisciplinary work both in Wales and further afield.

If you would like to be considered as one of the producer mentors, please send:

  • an up-to-date CV detailing your producing work, and including a link to your website and/or NTW Community profile; and
  • a statement of interest explaining why you would be interested in being one of the mentors.

If you are interested in being a mentee, you should be currently working on a project that you are hoping to produce to a professional standard within the next 18 months. You can be an artist who self-produces or a producer who works with others (or a mixture of the two!). Please send:

  • an up-to-date CV of your work including a link to your website and/or NTW Community profile (Up to two pages);
  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to be involved, what you would hope to gain from the experience; and your connection to Wales (please note: this project is specifically looking to develop the role of the producer in Wales) (one page).
  • a description of the project for which you are currently looking for producing support. Please include information on what it is, what work you have done on it already, a current plan for its development and timeline (Up to one page).

Whichever of the two roles you’d like to apply for, please send the documentation outlined above to Simon Coates, Creative Associate

There will be a fee payable to all mentors and mentees involved in the project.

The deadline for submissions is: Monday 23 Nov 2015 at 10am

We plan to meet with a selection of mentors and mentees to find the right fit. Information about this will be sent to you by email by Friday 27 Nov 2015.

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