Callout: Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024 Associate Producers

20th October 2023

We are seeking Associate Producers to support the realisation of new work and our audience development ambitions for WAF 2024.

We would like to work with up to three Associate Producers who will bring their own artist networks and new performance work the festival, develop new local collaborations, grow audiences and support emerging talent. Applicants will bring a programme of new work across any selected artistic genre, including (but not limited to) theatre, music, dance, outdoor arts and comedy.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024 will take place from 7 - 23 June 2024 comprising of over 100 events across over 40 venues ranging from open spaces, churches, estates, libraries, pubs and dedicated performance spaces across the borough. The festival is an excellent opportunity to develop relationships with communities and audiences in Wandsworth (and beyond) and test out new artistic ideas and programming concepts.

Successful applicants will bring at least five new performances to the festival over its run, and develop strong relationships with venue or space management teams to ensure smooth delivery of their programme. We particularly welcome proposals which help us diversify our programme and supports emerging diverse talent.

The Associate Producers will liaise with Arts and Culture Programme & Partnerships Managers and WAF Festival Producer (with the main contacts within the WAF producing team) and will work in collaboration with our Marketing and Communications team in the lead up to and during the festival.

The Associate Producers will work with us for an estimated 15 - 20 days (which will include attending the WAF Creatives Sessions and training) between January and June 2024. We anticipate the spread of working days to be 2-3 days a month, with extra capacity needed during the festival. Training and support in key delivery areas will be provided, including but not limited to; marketing, evaluation, event management, sustainable practice, accessibility and artist support and development methodologies.

Application process

Interested applicants are asked to submit a covering letter and proposal in response to the above brief. Including demonstrable understanding and/or experience of:

- Working within a Fringe or festival context
- Programming new work
- WAF Venue network and indication of space(s) you would like to programme.
- Artist Support
- Event management including venue liaison and negotiation experience.
- Marketing and Communications processes

Proposals should also include an indicative Artistic Programme and Outline Budget (which must include associated programme and production costs).

Fees: A fee of up to £5,000 (excluding VAT) is available; inclusive of producer’s fee, associated programming and production costs.

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 24 November. 

Send to

If you have any specific queries about this opportunity, please email with your contact details including a telephone number and a member of the team will be in touch to arrange a conversation. Please bear in mind the WAF team are currently processing WAF Grants applications so please bear with us if there is a delay in responding to your email.

Interviews will be held between Monday 4 December and Thursday 7 December 2023.

Wandsworth Council is committed to diversity and to equality of opportunity. Information can be provided in a different format and we will be flexible around the application process if required. Contact if you wish to alert us to adjustments we can make to facilitate your participation.