An intensive 10 week festival producers course brought to you by some of the top industry professionals based in Bristol.

Project Overview

You will have the chance to quiz festival producers on their current projects, learn about their journeys into the sector and gain top tips on how to bring your ideas to life.
Each week you will learn about a new discipline from production management to marketing, set design to selling tickets.

There will be an opportunity to apply to work on producing projects at Shambala Festival, Port Eliot Festival and other Bristol Festivals. Other work placements will also become available to you throughout the course.

Course Applicants

This course is for 18 – 25 year olds looking to gain experience in outdoor arts. There will be a small deposit required at the beginning of the course.

All you need is a creative energy and passion to work in outdoor events. Festivals need new innovative thinking and we are looking for the next generation to support this.
No qualifications required.
You must be able to attend all course sessions.

Application Deadline: Sunday 31st December 2017

Course Interview date: Tuesday 30th January 2018, 18:00 – 21:00

Course Dates: 18:00 – 21:00 weekly

Sessions held on: every Tuesday - 6th February, 13th February, 20th February, 27th February, 6th March, 13th March, 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April and 10th April

Apply now

Please email [email protected] with your application. 
One A4 page or a 3minute audio or video, or an A4 drawing explaining:

  • Name, age, address, email, phone number.
  • Who you are and why you want to join this course?
  • What skills do you have and what skills do you want to develop?
  • What festival project has inspired you in the past?
  • If you could produce any project, what would it be and why?

This programme is delivered by Portland Productions. 

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