Smock Generator

Ever thought about what it takes to become a Producer?


SMOCK GENERATOR is a brand new training programme based in Dublin for budding Creative Producers.

During our inaugural Scene + Heard Festival we realised that there seemed to be a paucity of producers available to steer and support the emerging artist. Therefore in tandem with the 2017 festival we have introduced Smock Generator – to provide opportunities to train new Creative Producers.

This is an in-depth programme commencing on 7th October and comprising of industry lead seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, one-to-one mentoring and practical hands-on assigned work experience during the 2017 festival.
The successful participants will obtain all the skills and practical experience to become a creative producer in theatre, such as

Production + Producing
Contracts, Scheduling + Finance
Fundraising Budgeting + Business Development
Dramaturgy, Literary Process + Theatre Criticism
Applications, Awards + International Touring
Branding, Basic Design + Digital Marketing
Agents, Actors + Casting
Identifying, Engaging + Growing your Audience
Creating / Implementing a Strategy
Quick Fix Marketing Solutions
Communications, Presentation + Leadership Skills

This is a unique opportunity to gain real insight into the creative and complex machine that is theatre led by the best in the industry

Aisling Murray (International Science Gallery) Aisling O’Brien (Tiger Dublin
Fringe/Willfredd Theatre) Anne Clarke (Landmark Productions) Anna Walsh
(Theatre Forum) Darragh Doyle (Social Media Strategy) Gavin Kostick
(Fishamble : The New Play Company) Gavin Quinn (PanPan Theatre)
Gerard Tannam (Islandbridge) Heather Maitland (Arts Consultant)
Jesse Weaver (Abbey Theatre Literary Dept)
Kate Ferris (The LIR/Collapsing Horse) Lara Hickey (Creative Producer)
Maeve Whelan (Audience Development) Matt Smyth (Anú/Gúna Nua/Dead Centre/
Collapsing Horse) Maureen McGlynn (First Call Management)
Niamh Ní Chonchubhair (Axis Theatre) Patrick Sutton (Communicate)
Rachel West (Arts Council of Ireland) Sara Keating (Theatre Critic/Irish Times)
Stephen Tadhg O’Riordan (Irish Equity)

Our open call for applicants is now CLOSED.

Deadline for Smock Generator submissions was 30th September 2016. Many thanks to all who submitted. Successful applicants will be contacted by Fri 7 Oct.