Coombe Farm Studios, Devon

‘A truly inspirational cohort of speakers, provocateurs and fierce facilitators…. A hugely useful reorganisation of priorities and values that will impact the rest of my career.’ SARAH SHARP, 2018 PARTICIPANT

A residency which provides time and space for contemporary performance producers to refresh their current practice, and consider their future potential.

Running annually since 2016, Producer Farm is a week-long residency for creative producers which provides time and space for artists to focus on their work in a beautiful rural setting. Producer Farm offers structured learning from inspiring professionals, networking, discussion and dedicated time for creative reflection.

2019 participants: Chloé Naldrett Elwood, Nancy Galant, Christine Grimwood, Henriette Kassay-Schuster, Bryony McIntyre, Jocelyn S. Mills, Michelle Rocha, Mayo Rodriguez, Jo Verrent and Jen White

2019 speakers: Matthew Austin and Kate Yedigaroff Co-Directors of MAYK (Bristol), Pelin Basaran programme manager at Contact (Manchester), contemporary performance maker and choreographer Dan Canham, Rob Hopkins author and cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, Alex Mecklenburg provocative business coach and co-founder of Truth & Spectacle and Rachel Nelken Head of Creative Programmes at the Albany Theatre (Coventry).

2020 speakers (Digital Farm): Mariko Finch (Deputy Editor of Digital Content at Sotheby’s), Margaret Wheatley (Founder and President of the Berkana Institute),François Matarasso (Community artist, writer, and researcher), Stella Kanu (Executive Director of LIFT)

Watch talks from Digital Farm 2020 here.

Producer Farm returns to Coombe Farm Studios  in June 2021. This year’s Producer Farm is for producers who have been working professionally in any field of contemporary performance for 10-15 years.

Applications for Producer Farm 2021 are now closed.

Producer Farm is a joint initiative with In Between Time, Dance UmbrellaBristol Old Vic FERMENTFuel and Coombe Farm Studios.

'Exceptional producers are step-changers, innovators, dream weavers...What changes do they see? What will the future hold? How does the Producer lead?' HELEN COLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CEO, IN BETWEEN TIME


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