Past Opportunities

Gloucester Future Producers 2022

🔥 Ever wanted to run your own events or set up a festival?
🔥 Interested in being part of the scene making exciting stuff happen in Gloucester?
🔥 Fancy some FREE training that can boost your career?

Sign up for a free place on our 2022 Future Producers course (ages 18+)

“I feel like being part of Future producers has been a turning point for me in my career, and so many opportunities have opened up for me. I really am so glad I applied!”

2020 Participant

What is it?

Gloucester Future Producers is a chance to develop your skills in, and learn more about:

  • Touring shows
  • Creating events
  • Promoting gigs
  • Producing festivals

Over 10 weeks you’ll work with other aspiring producers, meet and hear from different festivals and events professionals to build your network. We’ll look at different areas of producing including:

  • Managing live events
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Programming and booking performers
  • Fundraising and managing budgets

You will have the opportunity to produce events in Gloucester with an allocated budget and to undertake a work placement in the industry.

Who is it for?

If you’re over the age of 18, live in Gloucester or want to get involved with the Gloucester events scene then this is for you. 

You could already be running your own events and want to build your network and develop your career. Or you could just be interested in festivals and events and want to find out more.

We’re looking for people excited to collaborate with others and with a passion & drive to make exciting events happen in the city.

The placement you do can be tailored to suit your commitments and the opportunities you’re interested in. There’s no minimum number of hours required so you might want to shadow someone on an event for an evening, or take on a role in a festival team for a couple of weeks. 

When and where is it?

  • Sessions take place on Thursdays, 6:30pm-8pm
  • The programme will run between 21 April & 23 June (you will be expected to attend the majority of the sessions)
  • Sessions will take place at JOLT in Gloucester city Centre. It is less than five minutes from the train and bus station.There is also parking nearby which is free after 6pm.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply via a different format (e.g video/audio/chat) then please get in touch with Jess to arrange that

Deadline for applications: Monday 14 March, 10am


Do I need any skills or experience to take part?

You don’t need any experience or existing skills to take part. This programme is for emerging producers or those interested in finding out what producing is. We’re looking for people eager to learn, excited to collaborate with others and with a passion and drive to make exciting events happen in the city. You will be expected to be committed to the programme and work as part of a team.

Is there an age limit?

There’s no upper age limit but you will need to be over 18 to take part. You could be just out of school and looking to explore the working world, recently graduated from University and wanting to gain more experience or just eager to get involved in Gloucester’s festivals & events.

Is there a charge for the course?

The programme is completely FREE! (Thanks to funding from Gloucester Culture Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation & Great Place.)

Will the Covid-19 situation affect the delivery of the course?

The course is currently planned to be in person. However we will be monitoring the Covid guidance carefully and may move the sessions online via Zoom.

Who will be delivering the programme?

The course will be led by Strike A Light’s Producer. Each week, there will be guest speakers and workshops led by different producers, promoters & managers from across the arts & events sector.

How many places are there on the programme?

There are up to 15 places available. Participants will be chosen based on the information provided in their applications. If we have a particularly high volume of applications then we may invite people to meet us for a conversation in order to help us make a decision.

If you have any further questions about Gloucester Future Producers please get in touch:

This is a free talent development opportunity funded by Gloucester Culture Trust and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Delivered by Strike A Light in partnership with JOLT and The Music Works.