Regional Associate Producers Programme

Applications now open!

The Regional Associate Producers Programme is an exciting new programme providing full-time, paid placements for four Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Associate Producers wishing to develop their producing skills and experience. Working in partnership with seven regional theatres (Contact Manchester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Dukes Lancaster, Luton Culture - The Hat Factory Arts Centre, Mercury Colchester, and Richmix London) the programme, which is supported by Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre Fund, will provide high-level support and mentoring for the producers over a minimum of 18 months. Each producer will be hosted in one of four regions and produce one new show over the period of their associate role with projects including sustained community engagement and artists' development as a core component, and will reflect a strong ‘sense of place’. 

The four host venues are:

Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Derby Theatre
Dukes Lancaster
Mercury Colchester (30 month placement)

The three other theatre partners (i.e. Contact Theatre ManchesterLuton Culture - The Hat Factory Arts Centre and Richmix London) may take the touring productions and will also be involved in elements of the artist development / outreach activities to support the overarching ambitions of the programme – i.e. to diversify the cultural workforce and reach wider diverse audiences across England.

Applications for this groundbreaking programme are now open! 

To become a Regional Associate Producer, please apply with a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the job description and person specification. The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd April 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 10th April 2017 at Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Applications should be sent to

Click here to download the full application pack including job description >
Click here to download the equal opportunities monitoring form >

Please note applications from London based individuals are 

Given the nature of the programme we particularly encourage applications from BAME individuals who are under-represented in the cultural sector.