About the Position
The Independent Producer will be contracted and paid a stipend. Each field:arts Independent Producer identifies their portfolio of Artists (between 2 – 3 Artists*) that they will work with over the course of their time with field:arts. This may be a set of Artists that you are currently working with in a long term capacity, or it may also be a set of artists who you work with on a project-to-project basis but both parties wish to grow the relationship to a year-round engagement. The Independent Producer’s portfolio of Artists will be the direct benefactors of the supports on offer to the Producer.
* We understand Artists to mean individual artists, collectives, independent companies or any other formation of independent Artists across all art forms.
The Independent Producer will be placed on a retainer of €15,000:
- To support their year round independent practice with the portfolio of Artists that they identify.
- To add one additional artist to their existing portfolio over the duration.
- To recognise their contribution to field:arts as a pilot initiative.
field:arts aims to make additional financial support available to Independent Producers and their Artists through seed funding for commissions.
Mentorship, Professional Development & Artistic Growth:
The Independent Producer will receive Executive Producing consultancy from field:arts Senior Associate Producers across specific projects and strategic planning.
The Independent Producer will also be able to avail of mentorship from field:arts International Mentors, as well as Associate Companies already within the cohort.
Peer-to-peer support is built into the fabric of field:arts through the cohort of Producers and Artists. The Independent Producer will become a central part of this network. Regular meetings with the field:arts cohort will aid in the sharing of resources, collaborative problem solving, and cross-industry knowledge sharing.
Management & Operational Supports:
Extensive operational support will be available to the Independent Producer, and will respond to the specific needs of the Producer and their portfolio of artists.
The Independent Producer will be supported by the field:arts Company Producer to help with day-to-day producing tasks, and the field:arts Head of Production with production management related queries.
Governance & Policy Development:
Producers will also be able to engage with a number of consultants and industry experts, both in group sessions and for individual consultancy, including:
- Governance Expert
- Diversity Expert
- Sustainability and Carbon literacy training
- Marketing Support
field:arts is a pilot scheme that responds directly to the needs of Producers and Artists. The above description gives an overview of ways that the Independent Producer will be supported. In addition the Independent Producer will become a key part in the growth and development of field:arts, and as such will play a part in shaping the supports on offer and how field:arts grows into the future.