The British Council in Kazakhstan announces the third year of its Creative Producers programme, which aims to develop creative production in Central Asia.
Over the past two years, the Creative Producers programme has brought together 46 aspiring creative producers (26 participants from Uzbekistan and 20 from Kazakhstan), creating a new resource of managers for the development of cultural and creative industries. More than 20,000 people learned about the programme and attended online and offline events organised by programme participants in Kazakhstan.
In 2020, programme participants took part in online trainings to develop entrepreneurial skills, creative thinking skills, people management, project and financial management skills and the ability to work with artists, musicians and entertainers.
The education course is delivered by UK trainers Andy Brydon and Kate Wyatt. Andy is the founder and director of Manchester-based Curated Place and an experienced curator, producer and festival manager, bringing together visual & digital arts artists, theatre performance artists and musicians. Kate is a creative producer for the Royal Opera House, a freelance consultant and founding director of Opera UK. Wyatt created and runs Engender, a network for women seeking gender equality in opera.
The result of the Creative Producers programme is the creation of 'STYQ', an open and experimental platform for artistic collaboration. The mission of 'STYQ is to enable the development of the arts through connection, empathy and experimentation. As part of the festival, a big event was organised in 2020 and in 2021 the online programme 'STYQ Online.
This year we are again inviting creative producers, who are at the beginning of their careers, who are ready to join the festival and develop new projects together with the 'STYQ team in Almaty.
You can find out more about the second year of the programme and participants here .