The world needs more producers, but it can be lonely. Whatever your artform specialism, and even if you are a reluctant producer - you are most welcome to this space for discussion about the art, craft, challenges and joys of producing. The theme of this meeting will be Understanding 'audiences' - who do we want to get 'in the room' and how to attract those who are not in the room. A few tools, and exploring shared wisdom and experience.
Producers' Pool has grown in 5 years from a small meet in a London pub to a cloud-based network of 550 independent and building based producers of theatre and the performing arts. We welcome people in training and those who have been there and got the scars. We have contributers from around 15 countries who work with or in the UK scene. In this strange pandemic cloud-based world it seems the perfect time tocreate PP(Scotland). Whilst PP was originally concieved as a theatre based network, Producers' Pool (Scotland) goes much wider. It is for any freelance or employed, aspiring or established producer (ie someone who makes stuff happen for other people) across all live artforms welcoming a live audience (as soon as we can). Whether you produce live art, folk music, festivals, opera, dance, theatre, participatory arts, comedy or student theatre - you are welcome. .
Please join us at whatever stage of career you are, whatever creative producing discipline you are in. Conversations across artforms can create new realisations and new collaborations. We will grow this Scottish network to complement existing sector specific meetups and organisations. We don't want to reinvent the wheel, but we do want to broaden conversations across the Country.
Everyone will have time to contribute. We will use smaller breakout spaces so people can meet properly. As well as big subject areas, like the Future, PP has two core questions "what do you need?" which someone in the meeting could help with and "what can you offer?" to others through the gift of time, talent or even treasure. Producers' Pool is there to help make connections.