Let’s Take Over

Let‘s Take Over is a skills development program for budding event producers!

A new initiative by Darebin Arts.

Ten talented young people will be selected to take over the Northcote Town Hall in March 2019, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival.

Participants will be supported by industry professionals and will receive skills development training covering marketing, budgeting, programming and curation, production logistics and networking to become the best event producers in town!

Let’s Take Over program has been inspired by the Young Producers program at Battersea Arts Centre, UK.  Battersea Arts Centre and the Arts Programming team have been working together on this project for nearly a year and are thrilled to see it launched.

Applications were open to people 15 -25 years of age. No experience needed, just an enthusiasm for creating fun events for your community.

Highly experienced theatre-maker, researcher and curator, Sarah Austin will be the lead facilitator of this project alongside Arts Programming Producer, Samantha Butterworth. Sarah has previously been the Artistic Director and CEO of St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre and is currently leading a research project on inclusive arts practice between Arts Access Victoria and the University of Melbourne.



Program Timeline


Applications open:                   30 August 2018

Applications close:                   30 September 2018

Producers selected:                 30 November 2018

Workshops start:                      21 November 2018

Event:                                            2 March 2019

Location:                                      Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


Media contact:

Samantha Butterworth, Producer, Creative Culture and Events


T (03) 8470 8907


Image: Deep Soulful Sweats by Sarah Walker



Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888