Artist Producer Training

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. Our 2019/20 Call for Submissions has now closed. The call goes out every year in the spring.

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.

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.

APT Curriculum

Curious about what our APTers are learning and where they get placed for their practicums?

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In these videos, Generator’s Lead Producer Kristina Lemieux and Artist Producer Training Facilitator Sedina Fiati talk about the program and the 2019/20 application process (now closed). Plus, 2018/19 APTers Tsholo Khalema, Mikaela Demers and Jordan Campbell talk about their experiences in the program.

2018/2019 APT COHORT

APT Graduates

Curious About the Difference APT Makes?

Here’s a mind map charting how our graduates view the impact the program has on their careers. Graphic design by Kinnon Elliott, based on interviews conducted by Neta J. Rose. You can also read stories from graduates Kevin Matthew Wong, Ryan G. Hinds and Taliesen McEnaney on our blog.

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