As a Creative Producer I strive to encourage a dialogue between artists and the public where, on occasion, the public becomes the co-creator of the work.
The role of producer is borrowed from the film and theatre industries and, in my world, generally implies the tasks of fundraising and managing an arts project.
The term Creative Producer came about when the producer has a pivotal role in the artistic process, bringing together the creative talent and the funds to make the work happen. It is essentially about developing and managing the collaboration between artists and managing relationships with funders and commissioning bodies.
In the work I produce, this can involve all art forms and is almost always created for public space. My introduction to creative producing started with The Tell Tale Heart in 1988 and continued through to the Snowball Effect in 2019. I have become increasingly interested in the public having an active part in the making and delivery of the work.