Speakeasy Performance Applications Let’s Take Over!

Event Details

Are you between 15-25 years old? Do you want to learn how to be an event producer? Do you want to work with artists? Be part of creating an amazing festival? Have you ever wanted to help choose the performers and create an amazing event?

Let’s Take Over is a skills development program for 15 – 25 years olds to learn how to be the best event producers in town. Ten young people get the opportunity to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, programming the entire building from 12pm – 11pm for a one day arts festival featuring whatever you so please.*

Let’s Take Over originated at Battersea Arts Centre, London (called Young Producers). Across 12 weeks, 10 talented young people will receive producing training, covering a different topic and skillset with a different expert each week. You’ll get taught all about marketing, budgeting, programming and curation, production logistics, networking and so much more.

Each participant is given a brief, a budget and support to create /produce their own events (from DJ-sets to experimental performances to live debates to pet parades).

Participants are eligible to receive travel money to attend the 12 workshop sessions but no other payments are available. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview in October. As the workshops are held in the City of Darebin, residents of Darebin will be prioritised.

Please find more information in the guidelines here.





*Ahem, within reasonable limits.



30 August - 30 September, 2018


Every Wednesday from 4:30pm-7.00pm


Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


November - March


A FREE skills development program

Additional Info

Ages 15-25

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

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