The premise was simple: Margate Bookie and Co-Relate were looking for young people aged 18 to 30, from whatever background, with however much experience, to come on as ‘Young Producers’. Goal: help curate an online, one-event festival. Duration: 3 months. Most of us signed up without a second thought, seeing this as an opportunity to easily gain some hands-on experience with a well-known local charity.
What we pitched for as a team, and received funding and support with, was a much bigger project and a challenge none of us suspected. One event became three, three months became a year.