LET’S TAKE OVER – Applications Now Open

Are you 15-25 years old? What if YOU could produce a festival?

Event Details

LET’S TAKE OVER 2019/2020

After the sensational success of its first iteration, LET’S TAKE OVER, is back for another year! LET’S TAKE OVER gives 10 talented young people the opportunity, the budget and the skills to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre in early 2020, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival.

Participants are supported by industry professionals and receive skills development training covering marketing, budgeting, programming and curation, production logistics and networking to become the best event producers in town! Applications for LET’S TAKE OVER are NOW OPEN!

Are you 15-25 years old? What if YOU could produce a festival?

Please read the LET’S TAKE OVER GUIDELINES before applying.


Applications open until 28 August 2019

LET’S TAKE OVER is facilitated by Sarah Austin and Samantha Butterworth

Program Timeline
Applications open: 29 July 2019
Applications close: 28 August 2019
Interviews with shortlisted Producers:  Mid September 2019
Producers selected:  Late September 2019
Workshops start: 30 October 2019
Event: 22 February 2020
Location:  Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre

Participants will receive a $400 honorarium to help offset potential loss of income in the week leading up to the event.

For further information please contact Samantha Butterworth on Samantha.Butterworth@darebin.vic.gov.au or 8470 8907


Let’s Take Over was originally based on Battersea Arts Centre’s Young Producers program and we wish to thank the wonderful team at Battersea Arts Centre for their collaboration and support!


29 July - 28 August, 2019

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

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