Earlier this month, hub Director Julia Payne joined over 150 people from across the North West’s creative sector at Tate Liverpool as she announced the names of the eight producers selected for the New Music Plus… programme in Manchester and Liverpool. Developed in partnership with the PRS for Music Foundation, New Music Plus… is a leadership development programme which aims to strengthen leadership skills and cross art-form learning amongst arts organisations and independent music producers. Alongside training, mentoring and other learning opportunities, the 8 selected producers will also receive a bursary and be partnered with a host organisation to co-produce a series of events designed to stimulate artistic and audience development. The host organisations involved in New Music Plus… this year include Tate and FACT in Liverpool and Band on the Wall and Contact in Manchester. We’ll be posting regular updates on the co-productions as plans together, but in the mean time, to find out more about this year’s producers and hosts click here.