The Producer Farm is a joint initiative between Dance Umbrella, Fuel, Bristol Old Vic FERMENT, In Between Time and Coombe Farm Studios. Entering its fourth consecutive year, the week-long residency for creative producers aims to provide time and space to consider your current work and future potential.





“The Producer Farm is a unique opportunity to support producers at a vital mid-career moment. It enables these dedicated professionals, who have such a wide-ranging impact of the cultural scene here and abroad, to share dynamic practice, build networks, and to be inspired by industry leaders.”  Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella



Applications are now closed for Producer Farm 2019, taking place between 23 – 28 June 2019. Thank you to all who applied for the residency.

Watch this space for announcements about this year’s cohort, including international participants from Chile and China.



The residency takes place at Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, Devon.

The residency offers:

  • Structured learning from inspiring professionals
  • Dedicated time to reflect on and refresh your ideas and practice
  • Networking and discussion with peers and senior industry professionals
  • A beautiful rural environment, dedicated to growing creativity

Who it is for:

  • Producers who have been working professionally in any field of contemporary performance for 10-15 years
  • People with a strong desire to expand their capacity and capabilities as creative producers
  • People excited by reaching audiences through the power and quality of new work
  • People who are open to new ideas and sharing with their peers


PRODUCER FARM 2016 – 2018

‘such an incredible, unique, timely and invaluable experience’ – Bonnie Mitchell, 2017 Participant
‘the best thing about the experience has been the opportunity… Just to reconnect with why we do what we do. How we might do it better’ – Lisa Maguire, 2017 Participant


Participants for 2018 Producer Farm were:
Kirstin Shirling                      Sarah Sharp
Ros Terry                             Anastasia Witts
Alyssa Simmons                  Martha King
Jude Udueni                         Daniel Kok
Karl Taylor                            Danielle Rose

Past participants now hold senior roles at National Theatre of Scotland, Manchester International Festival, Clod Ensemble and The Albany.



Bristol Old Vic FERMENT    In Between Time    Fuel   Coombe Farm Studios