The Mercury is one of four regional theatres taking part in a new programme providing a full-time, paid placement for an Associate Producer of colour wishing to develop their skills and experience. The programme, which is supported by Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre Fund, provides high-level support and mentoring for the producer over an 30 month period. The Associate Producer on placement will produce a new show, as well as delivering community engagement and artist development activities – all reflecting a strong ‘sense of place’. IGNITE is the name we have collectively given to these productions and projects. The programme’s ambition is to diversify the cultural workforce and reach wider diverse audiences across England.
Initiative by: Mercury Theatre Colchester