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Young Producers, part of the Royal Albert Hall's educational output, gives 18–25-year-olds the chance to programme two shows at the famed venue next spring
By IQ on 19 Jul 2017
The Royal Albert Hall has launched a new scheme for prospective programmers hoping to break into the live music industry.
Young Producers, part of the London venue’s education and outreach programme, will give 18- to 25-year-olds the opportunity to create their own mini-series of live events. Applications opened today, with a closing date of 8 September 2017.
Successful applicants, selected in September, will embark on a “six-month crash course in programming, marketing and event manager”, culminating with two nights of events on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April 2018.
“The Young Producers scheme will … equip those taking part with skills essential to pursue a career in the arts”
Lucy Noble, the Royal Albert Hall’s artistic director, says: “We want to give young people a voice – and a chance. The Young Producers scheme will not just allow those taking part to funnel their passion and ideas into creating unforgettable events, but also equip them with skills essential to pursue a career in the arts.
“The hall is committed to fostering a love of music in young people, attracting new audiences and creating a uniquely diverse programme, so we’re incredibly excited by this new project.”
No previous experience (or a degree) are necessary, but applications should have a “passion for the arts and an interest in pursuing a career in the creative industries”. More information is available at the Royal Albert Hall website.
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