Crying Out Loud was founded in 2002 by producer-curator Rachel Clare, supported by a Promoters Award from the Combined Arts Department at Arts Council England. Rachel, alongside then co-director Emma Gladstone, had a vision to make a new annual season of international visual performance. The company is made up of a small core team with an expanding pool of regularly collaborating freelancers.
The company has evolved over the years, but maintained an aesthetic of memorable, extraordinary and visual work that crosses art-form boundaries.
Since its inception, Crying Out Loud has toured productions, created development opportunities for artists, curated seasons and festivals, founded networks and developed one-off special events
Crying Out Loud are creative producers bringing memorable experiences from extraordinary visual theatre makers to audiences of all ages across the UK.
We are a small team who work remotely across the UK, committed to flexible and inclusive working practices. Our main office is in Portsmouth – where this role will be based – and where we will meet weekly. Our approach to working culture is focused on actions and collective needs. Meetings will be scheduled to account for flexible working and caring responsibilities. We commit to listening, learning, implementing actions and collaborating to ensure our consortium is inclusive at every level – from the way in which we work as a team, to the stories represented by our projects, to the people who make, shape, and experience them. Formal and Informal training will be offered – aligned with your interests and specific needs. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from people with diverse lived experiences, bringing fresh perspectives and ways of working. We actively encourage applications from a wide range of lived experience – from people of colour, people with disabilities including ‘invisible’ disabilities and neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia.
As Programme Producer you will be a key role for us in the Solent Area working with Rachel as part of the COL consortium team. You will support all Solent focused elements of project development and delivery activities and ensure our partnerships and activities are kept alive across the year. You will lead on coordinating our talent development schemes in the area and support our ambitions to build large scale projects which engage widely. You will engage directly with artists, with cultural partners across the Solent – and be a key interface between our consortium, creatives, audiences, and communities that we work with. You will proactively collect and organise data on creative activities, thus providing valuable evidential support of the consortium’s outcomes and impacts. We are looking for someone to learn with us, and to develop their own skills and confidence as part of a new team delivering an ambitious body of work.
Perhaps you have worked in an administrative or some form of producing capacity in the arts, education or film sectors – these are all very transferable contexts to working with us. You are passionate about culture and its role in contemporary life and might be looking for a new challenge in working on a new ambitious programme for the Solent. You’ll be confident about working with others. You’ll know how to use practical office systems – and work with others to define administrative needs and be able to respond to them proactively