How to be a Producer: The Basics with Open Road

Saturday 15 February 2020, 10-1pm

Producers are essential to a thriving arts and cultural scene. They know how to take a creative idea and make it happen or a creative talent and help it flourish. They know everything there is to know about putting on a show or performance from seeking the finance to securing the rights to attracting an audience. Producing is traditionally a job learned on the job. However, this workshop will introduce you to the basics. It will share the skills, knowledge and know-how to turn bright ideas into a production or performance, or move a grassroots scene forward to a professional level.

Topics covered include: 

  • Defining a project 
  • Bringing form and structure to the idea 
  • Raising and managing the money
  • Managing the production
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • Basic marketing and PR 
  • Environmental considerations 
  • Networks and support

Anyone who undertakes the workshop will be offered a free one to one Producer’s Surgery as a follow up which will focus on your project, creative or professional development. You will also be invited to join a dedicated Aberdeen Producers alumni group.

Date, time & venue 

10am – 1pm Saturday 15 February 2020 

The Anatomy Rooms

Marischal College

Shoe Lane

Aberdeen, AB10 1AN 

This venue is fully accessible. If you have any other access requirements please get in touch.


£25.00 full price.  £20.00Anatomy Room members. £15.00 students and concessions.  Resources and refreshments included.

To book 

Book a place via Eventbrite

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This project has been supported by Creative funding from Aberdeen City Council.

Image credit: Simon M Scott