Emerging Producers - National Theatre Wales

Emerging Producers

Who is it for?

This is an opportunity for producers with limited professional experience to develop their producing skills working in the role of producer to support the Creative Development programme

How does it work?

Two Emerging Producers will be selected each year to work on a range of projects, all with a focus on supporting process-led development of new work. This will include Located Residencies and Professional Development Labs.

The Emerging Producers will be supported by NTW to increase their knowledge, skills and contacts, while establishing enduring links with a dynamic pool of independent artists.

The artists they work with will benefit by receiving one-to-one support, helping them to consider further opportunities for development, production or touring of their work, plus possible funding avenues. This work will also benefit the wider sector contributing to the number of producers working in Wales.


Emerging Producers 2019/20

Chantal Williams is a Cardiff-based producer and facilitator. She founded Wales Streetdance Association, growing the organisation to international level, and has transitioned into other art forms to put her passion for collaborating with communities to work.

Chantal firmly believes in the arts as a tool to empower the voices of marginalised communities, and her interest as a producer lies in providing opportunities to and reaching practitioners who aren’t ordinarily reached by large arts organisations. 

She has worked extensively with Common Wealth and a host of dance organisations in Wales, and is currently involved in a three-year co-creation project with Battersea Arts Centre in addition to her work with NTW.


Shane Nickels is a freelance producer and theatre-maker who has a passion for working with and developing artists. 

He likes theatre and art to have a powerful voice and innovative vision, and works best with artists and organisations who enjoy doing things differently, by questioning established norms.  Shane started out producing work of an immersive and participatory nature but has gone on to develop a diverse portfolio of work unified by a consistent desire to promote under-represented voices and work towards building a more inclusive cultural sector.

Shane also finds it weird speaking in the third person and is unsure why he made the choice to write his bio this way.


Previous Emerging Producers 2017/18:
Glesni Price-Jones
Ceriann Williams

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