Digbeth Weekender Producer Callout!!

Culture Central are looking for a creative, dynamic and highly- organised individual to produce and manage a weekend of free performances, exhibitions and activities focused in and around Digbeth from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October 2019.

The festival will consist of a number of events, taking place in cultural venues, galleries, bars, cafes and outdoor public spaces, including the Fazeley canal. It will bring together a range of artforms including; dance, music, theatre performances, street art, guided walks, and exhibitions, and will build bridges between arts and cultural organisations of all sizes. Attracting 50,000 people during the weekend, the festival will be inclusive with its programming and will provide a heightened profile for the city; reaching family audiences, new arrivals and visitors to the city, marginalised groups, communities that don’t regularly engage in arts and culture, and young people from local Colleges and Universities.

Launching the weekend before (28th September) at the Bullring, Digbeth Weekender will enable the people of Birmingham to discover Digbeth, with its industrial past and cultural present, on an arts trail that will take place in a range of indoor and outdoor spaces. It will shine a light on the city during the development of BCU, HS2, Eastside Park, Smithfield, Digbeth Dining Club, the visual arts sector, the nightlife offer and booming creative industries. It will create a sense of pride and belonging among artists, communities and audiences, create a heightened interest in arts and wellbeing, and will provide future investment and momentum for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

The successful candidate will lead on the artistic direction and production of Digbeth Weekender, creating a festival that celebrates, inspired and raises the profile of the arts sector, making a significant difference to Digbeth’s cultural offer and engaging a wide and varied audience.

The fee for this work is £10,000 (inclusive of VAT if applicable). It is anticipated that this will be in the region of 50 days work between June 2019 (starting as soon as possible) and October 2019. 

Deadline: Friday 14 June 2019

Download the full job specification here.