A new initiative to support and reward emerging backstage talent has been launched by music production giant Production Park.
Production Futures, the first event of its kind taking place at Production Park in Wakefield on October 6 for students and graduates across the UK, will have a two-fold focus. By day, Production Futures will present a Recruitment Marketplace – offering real employment opportunities for graduates – an Education Zone and an Industry Forum with an inspiring programme of panel sessions, demonstrations and industry-driven networking opportunities.
By night, Production Futures will introduce the first-ever Breakthrough Talent Awards in partnership with TPi, celebrating the stars of the future and recognising young talent, whose exceptional commitment sees them excel in their chosen field.
Production Park managing director, Lee Brooks, commented on the inaugural Production Futures event: “At Production Park, we are delighted to be opening our doors to the talent of the future. It’s only by bringing students and graduates together with experts, educators and employers that we can futureproof our sector, push the boundaries of live events, and become the most technically innovative country in the world.
“With the Breakthrough Talent Awards, we hope to reward technical talent and backstage brilliance. We know that across the UK there are young people working behind the scenes with bands, on the road and at a wide range of live events, and it’s time to recognise these young unsung heroes. We hope that everyone in the music and creative sectors will get behind Production Futures and join us for what will be an incredible celebration of young talent.”
The entire event, open to all in the production sector, will be free of charge for students and graduates.