Young Talent Fund

Future Producers

Launched in 2020 our new Future Producers programme provides emerging creatives aged 18-30 who are underrepresented* in the cultural sector opportunity and space to flourish here at Somerset House.

The programme offers London Living Wage paid opportunities to develop skills and creative practice in line with Somerset House’s existing Upgrade Yourself programme. We want to widen access to opportunities like this and remove the barriers that young people from underrepresented backgrounds face when entering the creative and cultural industries.   

We provide a public platform for their work, facilitate introductions to collaborators and mentors, and meet regularly with the groups to support and advise on all areas of successfully launching new cultural events. 

The Future Producers will stay with us for a maximum of two years. Currently we have 11 Future Producers working with us.  

* Underrepresented in this context includes but is not limited to those who identify as:     

  • From the African diaspora
  • From the South, East and South East Asian diaspora
  • From an ethnically diverse background
  • Having a migrant or refugee experience
  • Affected by a health condition or impairment
  • Neurodivergent
  • LGBTQIA+ and/or non-binary
  • Affected by homelessness
  • Care-leaver
  • Carer
  • Unemployed and/or having received welfare benefits
  • Working class and/or first in their immediate family to go to university 

If you would like to know about opportunities within the Future Producers programme and to find out more about the Engagement & Skills Team work please subscribe to our mailing list for updates

Future Producers Residencies is generously supported by Art Fund