The British Council in Uzbekistan announces the third year of its Creative Producers programme, which aims to develop creative production in Central Asia.
Over the past two years, the Creative Producers programme has brought together 46 aspiring creative producers (26 participants from Uzbekistan and 20 from Kazakhstan), creating a new resource of managers for the development of cultural and creative industries. More than 19,000 people learned about the programme and attended online and offline events organised by programme participants in Uzbekistan.
In 2020, programme participants took part in online trainings to develop entrepreneurial skills, creative thinking skills, people management, project and financial management skills and the ability to work with artists, musicians and entertainers.
The education course is delivered by UK trainers Andy Brydon and Kate Wyatt. Andy is the founder and director of Manchester-based Curated Place and an experienced curator, producer and festival manager, bringing together visual & digital arts artists, theatre performance artists and musicians. Kate is a creative producer for the Royal Opera House, a freelance consultant and founding director of Opera UK. Wyatt created and runs Engender, a network for women seeking gender equality in opera.
The programme last year resulted in the moc fest - an independent progressive festival created by our participants from events of different scales, genres and forms. The festival aims to bring together creative communities into a common movement and has a mission to promote the values of freedom and creativity. In 2021 moc fest included projects such as New Matters, The Keepers, Agape and WECOSMOS.
This year we are again inviting creative producers, who are at the beginning of their careers, who are ready to join the festival and develop new projects together with the moc fest team in Tashkent.
You can find out more about the second year of the programme and participants here.