Bristol Old Vic Ferment partners with Dance Umbrella for The Producer Farm

Bristol Old Vic Ferment have joined forces with Dance Umbrella, London’s international dance festival, to announce the successful candidates for pioneering initiative for creative producers, The Producer Farm.

Now in its second edition, The Producer Farm is a joint initiative from Dance Umbrella with partners Bristol Old Vic Ferment, In Between Time, Fuel and Coombe Farm Studios. Responding to a need for support and on-going training for arts producers, the residency provides time and space in an invigorating environment for contemporary performance producers to refresh their current practice, and consider their future potential. 

Participants in last year’s programme now hold senior roles at National Theatre of Scotland, Manchester International Festival, and New Theatre Institute of Latvia.

This summer speakers include Craig Hassall, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, Talia Rodgers, Publishing Director at Digital Theatre and Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre, as well as leaders from participating organisations.  

The following individuals have been selected to take part in the five-day intensive at Coombe Farm Studios in Dittisham, Devon, from Monday 26 - Friday 30 June 2017: Laura Collier, Virginie Dupray, LJ Findlay-Walsh, Lisa Maguire, Bonnie Mitchell, Rachel Nelken, Jisun Park, David Sheppeard and Marine Thevénet.

Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella said: “The Producer Farm is a unique opportunity to support producers at a vital mid-career moment. It enables these dedicated professionals, who have such a wide-ranging impact of the cultural scene here and abroad, to share dynamic practice, build networks, and to be inspired by industry leaders.”