Have you ever wondered what goes into producing new works? Learn the tricks of the trade from the experts at BMP: Producer Academy. The Academy will demystify the production process. From having a great idea to opening night to touring and more, we’ll help you form concrete skills to develop and produce new performance works.
The 8-week course will be online and starts October 18 and ends December 17, with a week off in November. Each week will require attendance at a lecture and Q&A session on Tuesday & Thursday (up to 3 hours; subject to change), with additional early evening happy hours and networking sessions over the course of the 8 weeks. There will be 5 homework assignments that will each require 3-5 hours and need to be submitted in a timely fashion. Additional mentorship sessions will be scheduled after the 8-week program, after the New Year.
This 8-week course includes:
• Instruction from industry experts in budget development, fundraising planning & execution, how to tour a show, pitching work to presenters, and production vocabulary & definitions;
• One-on-one mentoring with experienced creative producers;
• Networking opportunities with professional producers and presenters in the industry;
• Feedback on pitch materials and projects by high level industry presenters.
In addition to the Academy course, 3 BMP Fellowships will be created for 2023 (1) and 2024 (2) that will be open to any individual who completes an 8-week session of BMP: Producer Academy. The 1-year, salaried Fellowships ($50,000 plus health insurance) will fill the role of an Associate Producer, assisting in the areas of:
• Producing and touring;
• General management;
At the conclusion of the 1-year fellowship, BMP is committed to helping the Fellow find sustained, gainful employment in producing for the performing arts. The Fellows will be selected through a separate application and interview process with qualified alumni.
BMP faculty includes Beth Morrison, Sam Linden, Kim Whitener, Roderick Murray, Carlos Diaz Stoop, and other leading colleagues in the Opera and performance industry.