Creative Producers Programme is a professional development opportunity for producers in Wider Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Western Balkans. The selected participants from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine will work with the Curated Place (UK) for two weeks on 21 February - 4 March 2022.

The programme will develop skills and capacity, build new networks and contribute to the co-production and dissemination of professional and artistic good practices across Georgia and the UK. 

The programme will consist of:

  • a two-week online programme to design a creative project and idea, clearly communicating what it is, practical delivery considerations around where, when and how it will happen and crucially who it is for,
  • partial financial support and mentoring to selected project ideas for implementation and dissemination 

Please note that this is not a music industry production or a film industry production opportunity. However, creative producers may work in both music and film. Creative producers are understood as the driving force in a creative project that sits at the meeting point of practical logistics and creative process in artistic and cultural events, exhibitions, festivals and projects.

Applications and Eligibility

We completed accepting applications from emerging producers from all areas and disciplines of the cultural and creative industries.

Representatives of different genres and trends can take part in this programme: art managers and administrators of cultural venues, artists, curators, festival organisers, theatre critics and playwrights, directors, dancers, musicians and others with experience of organising cultural projects, and with the desire to develop professional skills in creative producing.

Applicants applying through eligibility must: 

  • Be 18 years old or above
  • Be a citizen of Georgia
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in creating a new work from scratch 
  • Generate a project that relates to cultural and creative sectors 
  • Generate a unique project that will create a difference in the sector
  • Consider sustainability and dissemination strategy while generating the project
  • Consider engaging with the UK cultural sector
  • A feasible project idea to be realised between March and June 2022 with existing resources and potential Covid-19 restrictions 
  • Project Ideas tackling themes such as climate change, digitalization, and/or inclusivity in arts with focus on disability are particularly welcome

Terms and Conditions

The programme will take place online and participants are required to:

  • Commit to all stages of the programme (see Key Dates below)
  • Have good command of English (level B2 on the CEFR scale)
  • Allocate 4 hours per day for two weeks to the online training
  • Allocate time for homework at the weekend
  • Participate in programme evaluation
  • Participate in interviews and/or blogs to share the experience of the programme
  • Credit the programme and partners in any future showing of project idea
  • Be open to collaboration and co-production with programme participants

Please note that the programme will be held in English and translation will not be available


Deadline for applications: 24 December 2022

Online interviews with shortlisted applicants: 10-21 January 2022

Successful candidates notified: 24 January 2022

Online learning programme starts: 21 February 2022 

Online learning programme ends: 4 March 2022

Deadline to submit applications for financial support: 4 March 2021

Implementation and dissemination: March – June 2022 

How to apply

Applicants should have completed and submitted the online application form by Friday 24 December 2021, 23:59 

In the application form applicants were asked to submit the following:

  • A brief statement about your artistic practice to date and why you are interested to take part in this programme
  • A brief statement about what impact your project idea could have to Georgian and the UK creative scene
  • A brief statement about a potential project idea that the applicant would like to work on and how they would like to implement it (up to 250 words).


Applications will be assessed by an evaluation panel formed of representation from the British Council and Curated Place.  

British Council in Georgia welcomes applicants who are older than 18 citizens of Georgia who reside in Georgia. In total 5 creative producers will be invited to take part in the programme. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative sector. In addition, we particularly welcome project ideas tackling themes of climate change, digitalisation and communities(local-global).

The applications that are fully completed and submitted by the application deadline (24 December 2021, 23.59pm / GMT+4) will be taken into consideration by the evaluation panel. 

The panel will assess applications on the applicant’s eligibility and the quality of information provided in the application form. In your application it is important to clearly express why you are interested in the creative producers programme and what impact your project idea could have to Georgia and the UK creative scenes. 

Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

For any questions regarding the application please contact: 

About Curated Place

Creative Producers programme will be facilitated by Curated Place.

Curated Place is an arts-led creative production company specialising in international public programmes, large scale public installations, original commissions, artist development, music strategy, event and sustainable production delivery.