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HIPI Producer Programme

In early 2020, Absolutely Cultured began to host a Producer Programme for producers and self-producing artists from Hull and East Riding, comprising of two separate opportunities:

  • A four-day producer training course with Sarah Sansom;
  • Producer exchange trips to Bradford and Derby.

Due to regulations introduced because of COVID-19, these activities took place as digital workshops.

What is the HIPI Producer Programme? 

This producer programme was specifically aimed at producers or self-producing artists based in Hull working in either theatre or dance. The aims of the programme were to:

  • Provide producers with new skills and experiences, having identified a need for this in the city due to gaps in formal training;
  • Grow confidence and aspirations;
  • Contribute to a thriving theatre and dance community in the city;
  • Stimulate professional practice through the sharing of skills and opportunities in the city and beyond.