Young Producers blog: “Life begins outside your comfort zone”

Young Producers is a new project for young people who have taken part in Making Tracks, supported by the Arts Patron Trust. Our first 2 Young Producers Helen and Johnny are collaborating to put on a gig involving other young people and will be blogging about the process.

young-producers-flyer-1Helen’s blog #1:

Today was day two of the Young Producers project.

We had a lot of important things to do, including coming up with an event name, and planning out our marketing strategy.

I personally find it quite hard to look into the future, but i can’t think of a better reason to do so, and push myself, out of my comfort zone.

We also started putting together a flyer and coming up with a ‘blurb’. We wanted to make the event as inclusive and welcoming as possible and hopefully, our ‘blurb’ reflects that.

The event name we came up with was “Artistry Breakthrough”. It is combined by a word from each of us. My word, ‘Breakthrough’ is meant to represent a struggle, and the persistence and effort required to get past it. This could be trying to ‘make it’ in the music industry, or overcoming demons and the paths you set off on.

I am really enjoying working as a team, as we can all use each other’s strengths, and support each other with our weaknesses, and I am privileged to be working as part of such an amazing team.

Find the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/249630915483262/

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YOUNG PRODUCERS BLOG: “The Intro”

Young Producers is a new project for young people who have taken part in Making Tracks, supported by the Arts Patron Trust. Our first 2 Young Producers Helen and Johnny are collaborating to put on a gig involving other young people and will be blogging about the process.

Johnny’s blog #1:

First day, found the ‘CAN’ building on time, nice. Electronic sign in and security, new to this but it makes you feel important I guess. First meeting in the board room with the team was an interesting setting as it almost felt like we were on ‘The Apprentice’. Lord Sugar was not present for the meeting this time, ‘phew’.

We went through an overview of the project and discussed our expectations. This was a useful exercise to talk about what we were going to be part of, in advance as a summary. We identified our artforms, reflected on strengths and weaknesses, set ourselves personal challenges and an action plan to keep on track. We also included how this would be implemented, documented and reflected during the project. We decided on using ‘Artbox’  to upload any of this material.

Then we got down to planning the event. We used a timeline to show from the start to the finish, including key dates and information, which was really useful to see in this format.

Off to a flying start!

Great first day if you ask me. Good to see all the familiar faces from previous events and projects. Felt like we were part of a strong, familiar team. Respect to ITT.