Producer Farm 2021

  • Coombe Farm Studios, Devon
  • Sun 20 - Fri 25 June 2021

If you are a producer with 10-15 years experience and you want to make connections outside your existing network, renew your vitality and gain a wider perspective on your producing, this is for you.

The Producer Farm is a joint initiative by Fuel, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Dance Umbrella, In Between Time and Coombe Farm Studios. After running for five successful consecutive years, the week-long residency for creative producers returns to Coombe Farm Studios in Dittisham (Devon, UK) in June 2021. The programme aims to provide time and space to consider your current work and future potential.

My advice for any producer thinking about coming, is to think hard about what aspect of your work you want to explore in depth and clearly articulate what your questions are, then together during the week we will try and answer them’.   Lara Lloyd, Coombe Farm Studios

About Producer Farm 2021 +

The residency offers

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


Who is it for?
Ten places to Producers based in the UK who:

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


Financial information
The residency is free, and participants will be provided with accommodation and all food. We want to ensure that the residency is accessible to all, and so if you consider the travel costs prohibitive to you taking part, please state this in your application so we can look at ways to provide adequate support.


Producer Farm is working towards ensuring equal access for all participants. Coombe Farm has steps, sloped access and uneven ground.

Please contact to discuss how we can support your participation.


We intend to run the Producer Farm at Coombe Farm Studios in accordance to the Covid19 secure UK government guidelines in place at that time. In the event that restrictions at the time prohibit us from doing so, the week will go ahead, with the selected speakers and participants, in a digital format.


Residency dates
Arrivals Sunday 20 June 2021 from 4.30pm, departures Friday 25 June 2021.

How to apply +

Download Producer Farm 2021 Application Form

Download Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please send a short CV and the completed application form. In the form you should aim to demonstrate how you match the criteria and outline how this residency will benefit you and your future work. You will need to commit to the full week of the residency.

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 15 March 2021

Please send completed applications with all relevant links and documents to Rob at Dance Umbrella


A panel consisting of representatives from the participating organisations will make the selection. The initial assessment of applications will be made based on track record to date, originality of thinking, potential for development and rationale for attending. We are working towards fair and equitable access to ensure a diverse cohort of participants.

Notification of participants: by Thursday 1 April 2021

Digital Farm 2020 +

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Producer Farm scheduled to take place in June at Coombe Farm Studios, was unable to go ahead.

As a result, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Coombe Farm Studios, Fuel & Dance Umbrella were able to invite some of this year’s applicants to a new program of support. Digital Farm 2020 took place across the originally planned dates for Producer Farm, with provocations from a number of speakers & digital opportunities for peer-to-peer connection.

Digital Farm participants were joined by:

Mariko Finch, Deputy Editor of Digital Content at Sotheby’s | Watch Mariko’s talk from Digital Farm 2020 (captioned)
Margaret Wheatley, Writer & Management Consultant | Watch Margaret’s talk from Digital Farm 2020 (captioned)
François Matarasso, Artist, Writer and Researcher | Watch François’ talk from Digital Farm 2020 (captioned)
Stella Kanu, Executive Producer at LIFT | Watch Stella Kanu’s talk from Digital Farm 2020 (captioned)

Isabel Carlisle
, Social change curator

Watch footage from Producer Farm 2016 +

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