Young Producers’ Reclaimed Fest is a digital festival taking place between 26-28 June which came about when theatre producers China Plate’s Young Producers group were unable to stage a planned Youth Takeover of Warwick Arts Centre and decided instead to take the festival online.
The group of 15 young people who had been learning about producing put out a call for video submissions from young artists around the UK and will present their selection of dance, poetry and theatre online via YouTube Premiere. Young Producers is a free training opportunity for Coventry-based 16-21 year-olds that offers insight into what it takes to put on arts events from planning to delivery.
Responding to the needs of healthcare workers and aspiring young producers in the Midlands, independent production studio China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre are working together on digital projects designed to serve their communities. Both projects are supported by Coventry City of Culture 2021.
Taybah, one of the Young Producer, said, “The reason why putting on this festival is important to me is simply to take back what COVID-19 has taken from artists and also to allow audiences to celebrate the variety of arts present in the arts industry.”