APT (ARTIST PRODUCER TRAINING)

APT is a paid training program designed for the independent producer, self-producing artist, or artist who wants to learn how to make art happen more efficiently. Over three semesters of coursework led by prominent, seasoned independent artists and companies, followed by one practicum project with a mentor company, participants learn effective producing strategies - directly from leading artists and organizations. In total, the program includes over 120 hours of instruction.

Graduates of APT create and implement projects and budgets that have the goal of paying a better wage to artists, gaining skills to sustain a career in the arts, and improving the overall health of the performing arts sector.

APT Goals

We aim to train artists, producers, and artist/producers of independent theatre. Graduates will create and implement projects and budgets that have the goal of paying a better wage to artists, gain skills to sustain a career in the arts, and improve the overall health of the theatre ecology.

We asked the first cohort of Generator's Artist Producer Training Program about what they learned, what it’s all about, and why this training is so important for artists and the theatre community at large today.

Some of our graduates become ‘guns-for-hire’, working on a contract-by-contract basis on the one-off shows that drive independent performance, while others bring these new skills to creating and producing their own work. Everyone learns entrepreneurial and innovation-based strategies that seek to adequately compensate artists and producers.

Call for Submissions for the APT program go out once a year in the spring. Best way to stay in the loop is to join our mailing list

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2018/2019 APT COHORT

2017/2018 APT COHORT

APT Graduates