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Future Producers Call Out 2024

People networking at a Producer event


Promenade are excited to announce the continuation of Future Producers, a 2-month producer training opportunity. This is in partnership with Fidget Feet, Macnas, the National Circus Festival of Ireland and Spraoi.  With training and coaching support from Kath Gorman of Promenade and Kevin Wratten of Split Second (UK) for 16 days between 6 April until 29 May 2024 including guest sessions from the partners and other experts. 

Future Producers 2024 is funded by Arts Council's Creative Production Supports Scheme and is building on Future Producers 2023 initiated by Fidget Feet with the support of an Arts Council Capacity Building Support Scheme grant.

The call

We are seeking 4 individuals who already have some practical administration, project management or producing experience (this can include non-arts experience) and are seeking a next step in their professional development as a producer/towards being a producer. In particular, we are looking for people who are interested in upskilling in the speciality of Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle producing. 

The training will take place across 16 days and is a mix of in-person and online between 6 April until 29 May 2024.   It will involve a combination of training activities, coaching, and mentoring, including looking at real-life project examples and the work of the partner organisations.  The in-person activities will take place in Galway, Limerick/Clare, Tralee and Waterford.  Selected participants must be able to travel to those locations.  After the training, participants will be paired with one of the 4 partner organisations for 2 weeks of paid work experience (these can be split weeks). 

Applicants must be available for all training sessions during the above dates.  Download the schedule here.

Future Producers Schedule 2024
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Programme Supports

Participants will receive a €100 fee per day for the 16 training/coaching days and a €1000 fee for 2 weeks work experience. 

Participants will also receive a budget towards accommodation, travel expenses and per diems and participants would be responsible to work within the budget. 

For individuals who have specific needs, we will work to ensure you have the facilities in place for any work needing to be carried out online whether that is the interview or the training programme itself.  We also work to create a more inclusive environment with targeted support for those that need assistance in certain areas so that you can fully participate in the training programme. 

Application details 

To apply, please complete the following written application form. See here:

Future Producer Application Form
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Or, you can apply with a short video talking to the camera and addressing the questions in the application form (maximum 5 minutes).  

Please send either the application form or a YouTube link of your video to Ciara O’Mahony at with the title ‘Future Producer application’.

Deadline for applications: Monday 18 March - Midday

Outcome of applications: Thursday 21 March - Midday

Zoom interviews: Wednesday 27 March - daytime hours

Outcome of interviews: Thursday 28 March - 5pm

  • You will receive an email confirming we have received your application

  • We will shortlist applicants against the details supplied above and invite shortlisted candidates to individual interviews over Zoom

  • Interview questions will be shared in advance

If you have any questions about the project or role, including any access requirements please email Ciara O’Mahony, who will put you in touch with the relevant team member.

We actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. We are an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations or socio-economic statuses.

Future Producers training and coaching specifics

The Future Producers training will offer hands-on training and coaching tackling some of the key jobs a producer would undertake, while also offering an opportunity for peer-to-peer support. 

Areas covered include:

  • The role of the producer and the difference between a producer, production manager and project manager

  • Getting a project off the ground/where do you begin?

  • Ideas development

  • Communicating the project’s vision and ensuring everyone is on the same page

  • Working with artists; establishing and maintaining good relationships

  • Planning, scheduling, logistics and systems

  • Handling pressure, problem-solving and time management

  • Fundraising, grant applications, sponsorship etc

  • Finance and budgeting

  • Marketing and communications

  • Insurance, ensuring legal compliance and appropriate policies are in place

  • Contracts, copyright etc

  • Partnership development including other collaborators

  • Recruitment and management of non-creative team members

  • Site/venue scouting and tour booking 

  • Technical specifics and production management

  • Sustainability considerations

The partners

Fidget Feet 

Since 1998, Fidget Feet have created, established, and nurtured the aerial dance sector in Ireland. This year marks Fidget Feet’s 25th year and House is a big part of the 25-year celebrations. Having created and toured over 35 shows, both indoor and outdoor over the past 25 years. Fidget Feet has established itself as a leader, a creator, a performer and a trainer of aerial arts and circus in Ireland. 

Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network

The Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network – ISACS – is Ireland’s leading support and advocacy organisation for the development of street arts, circus and spectacle art forms. They believe strongly in the value and importance of these art forms, and use every opportunity to shout from the rooftops about their members and their work.  


Macnas is an award-winning internationally acclaimed spectacle theatre company from Galway, Ireland. Productions are immersive and spectacular and the group's repertoire includes parades, theatre shows, installations, film and performance art.  Macnas engage with the public year round with a full Creative engagement program including the Macnas Youth Theatre , Macnas Drumming and Macnas Brass. Macnas curate an education programme with freelance artists in partnership with community groups, primary, secondary and third level institutions.

National Circus Festival of Ireland (NCFI)

The National Circus Festival of Ireland is an essential cornerstone in Ireland’s rapidly developing circus and street arts sector,exploring it as a highly diverse, experimental, contemporary art form. A member of Circostrada Network and the western lighthouse of circus in Europe, NCFI has presented high-quality Irish & international artists delivering engaging, artform-focused training & performance for the past 21 years. 


Promenade’s ambition is to support artists and organisations working in the fields of circus, participatory arts, public art, street art and spectacle both nationally and internationally. Founded by Kath Gorman, Promenade work with artists and organisations with their strategic development to help reach their goals and aspirations. Promenade’s aim is to support the next generation of producers and artists through training and mentoring with their career development. 

Split Second (UK) 

Split Second was founded in 2020 by Axel Satgé and Kevin Wratten who are both producers and directors and share a passion for innovative performance. Split Second collaborate with artists who are blurring the lines between circus, dance, and theatre. They work on creating new and exciting experiences for artists and audiences in the UK and internationally.  They work closely with a small number of artists, supporting their artistic development and building networks of supporters to facilitate their growth.



Waterford Spraoi is a well-established and renowned street theatre company. It is perhaps best known for its annual Spraoi Festival and Parade held every August Bank Holiday weekend, attracting over 100,000 people to Waterford City over the 3 days.  Spraoi is also active throughout each year as a producer of high-quality spectacle events. The company is regularly commissioned to create spectacle attractions for festivals and events throughout Ireland. During 2023 Spraoi productions were seen by large audiences in Clonmel, Cork, Dublin, Longford, and Waterford. 

Future Producers 2024 is funded by Arts Council's Creative Production Supports Scheme.



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