Creative Producer (Paper Nations)

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Job details About the role The Creative Producer will sit within BSU’s Paper Nations Writing for All programme, funded by Arts Council England. The successful candidate will serve as a lead on two of the delivery strands and act as a Deputy Producer for the programme as a whole. They will be required to rapidly form and build relationships with a range of creative business partners, including many of the micro-businesses characteristic of both this sector and our region as well as international publishing companies, festivals and book fairs.  The Creative Producer will play a key role in the development of these external business relationships with a focus on diversity, finding new routes to market and bid development, working towards ensuring the role is sustainable. As part of this role, you will build upon synergies between the AMBITIONS project and two other large research projects: the Research England-funded South West Creative Technology Network and the AHRC-funded Bristol+Bath Creative R+D cluster. This will involve seeking ways to creatively develop and raise further income to build an Immersive Writing Research Lab - enabling innovation around creative writing and technology by testing new models of production, delivery, and commercialisation.  About you  Above all, you will have a substantial track record in raising funds from industry partners, sponsors and/or crowdfunders. A confident and proactive self-starter, you will be able to work independently as well as part of a team to represent our programme to new audiences, grant givers and/or commercial buyers. You will have a practical mindset, with demonstrable skills in programme management, including business plans, contracting, risk assessments, budgets and cash flow. You will also be adept at reporting, with an ability to use data to tell compelling stories about our portfolio of work.  About Us At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And as the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. And with increasing student numbers, it’s important for an expansion in our infrastructure and cherished buildings and landscapes. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with making sure that our people, people like you, are engaged, empowered and feel valued for the hard work they do. And that’s where you come in. Paper Nations Paper Nations is a creative writing incubator. At the heart of Paper Nations is a desire to help everyone to enjoy and appreciate writing as a pastime or as a career. We run creative programmes for writers, and we conduct creative research into the challenges that writers face as they develop. Most of our work is community based – we collaborate with other writers and with writing organisations to develop pilot projects that explore challenges and opportunities associated with sustaining a creative writing practice. As a key part of this work we gather and analyse evidence from reducational, creative and commercial contexts. Our research aims to create valuable insights into the lives of writers, and results in a variety of outputs for writers and those who support writers.  See for further information.

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