Young Talent Fund

Young Producers

Launched in 2020 our new Young 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 will provide the 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 Young Producers will stay with us for a maximum of two years, with the organisation hoping to recruit 12 each year. 

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

  • Black, Asian and/or from a minority ethnic background
  • Affected by a health condition or impairment
  • LGBTQ+ and/or non-binary
  • Affected by homelessness
  • Care-leaver
  • Carer
  • Unemployed and/or have 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 Young Producers programme and to find out more about the Engagement & Skills Team work please subscribe to our mailing list for updates