LVL UP Intensive

Creative Producer Training

LVL/UP was a 2 day in person intensive training programme held at the newly opened IOU Hostel in Hebden Bridge. The course focused on the important aspects of producing and project management in the arts. The aim was to develop the skills, strategies and tools of participants to become a brilliant producer.
Calderdalecreates wants to support more people in our borough to develop and sustain a career as a producer. The training was led by Francesca Moody, producer of Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-°©‐Bridge and Aysha Powerll, Head of Finance and Operationa at Trigger. Between them they have over two decades of experience in creating amazing, award-°©‐winning work.
An element of the programme was for participants to make valuable connections with other producers from Calderdale, West Yorkshire and across the UK.


CalderdaleCreates is a new cultural partnership for the borough of Calderdale drawing together cultural sector, community and council partners.Its mission is to shape & lead on the development & delivery of a new long-term Cultural Strategy for Calderdale. Its vision is to see creativity flowing through every part of Calderdale’s diverse cultural landscape, inspiring & empowering us all to live rich & transformative lives.


Great art is powered by great Producers and great Managers doing great work, together. Our mission is to level up professional arts training by making it relevant, affordable and accessible to all: so we deliver fit-forpurpose professional arts training, without the usual price-tag. Our intensive upskilling offers creative professionals practical skills, new connections and real-world insights to take their work and their careers to the next level – fast.

IOU Theatre

Following a significant refurbishment the new independent Hebden Bridge Hostel opened this April. Run by West Yorkshire-based creative arts organisation and registered charity IOU, the not-for-profit hostel provides inclusive and accessible accommodation for visitors, travellers and artists to stay, create and explore the Calder Valley with an activity programme of art, the outdoors, and health and wellbeing. The Hostel is part of the historic Birchcliffe Centre owned by charity Pennine Heritage and now an expansive conference, exhibition and events venue.