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Arts Programme: Producing and other creative careers pathways with leading poetry producer: Poet in the City

Venue: Online

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Poet in the City is a leading producer of poetry shows, community commissions and talent development. We listen to the stories that matter to communities and transform these into theatrical and adventurous poetry productions in arts venues and everyday spaces. We create local networks and creative teams, leaving a legacy for cultural development and skills, and locally relevant work. Our trailblazing approach to producing live poetry is complemented by a sector-leading young producers programme.

Join guest speaker Sarisha Kumar to discover more about Poet in the City’s innovative approach to producing, our nationwide campaign to create paid routes into the arts, and find out if this could be the career for you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q & A.


Speaker Bio: 

Sarisha Kumar: Talent & Development Manager  

Sarisha joined Poet in the City in August 2016 and leads Poet in the City Producers and other youth participation and emerging talent programmes, connecting cultural institutions with young people and facilitating job creation within and outside of the poetry sector. In 2020 Sarisha set up the National Producers Taskforce, a network of cross-sector organisations addressing key issues surrounding producer talent development and career pathways. Sarisha curates and produces fundraising and corporate sponsorship events and supports the wider artistic programme. Sarisha is passionate about youth voice and increasing access to the arts, she is a member of the Almeida Theatre Youth Advisory Board and an Associate Advisor for The RISE Collective.


You will be sent the link to access the session on Collaborate at least 24 hours before the start time.  Please make sure that you have signed up with the correct email address to ensure you receive the link.

If you require any adjustments for the sessions (e.g. captions, off white slides, slides in advance), please let Anna Gordon know at at least 2 working days in advance so that we have time to implement them.


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