The BAC Young Producers programme gives 16-29 year-olds the chance to organise and curate part of Battersea Arts Centre’s annual youth takeover, Homegrown Festival. Ahead of the festival next week, we speak to Germaine on how he’s found the programme…
Hi Germaine, tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Germaine Malcolm aka Germaine Marvel, I’m 29 and I’m a musician, a poet, a performance artist and now a young producer. When I’m not planning parts of the Homegrown Festival I’ve been looking at how philosophy, science and art meet, with meditation, placebos and the art of death thrown in.
How are you finding the Young Producers programme so far?
I applied for the Young Producers course because I wanted to develop some new skills, meet new people and see show-business from a different angle. The whole experience has been challenging, stretching, frightening and exciting. I’ve learnt a lot and met a diverse and like-minded blend of people, both those taking part in the course and those leading us through.
Great! What have you been working on?
I’m part of the BAC Beatbox Academy and we’ll be performing with the Homegrown Festival Party on the 8th and at the Showcase on the 9th. In addition to this, I’m part of the Pick N’ Mix producer team.
Is there anything you can reveal about Pick ‘n’ Mix?
What I will say is that we’re planning an immersive journey through a number of rooms and art forms, which will be led by a host of young, upcoming artists. It’s going to be a real mixed bag…
> Find out more about the Young Producers programme
> See this year’s Homegrown Festival line-up , 4 – 9 April