Slate: Black Artists Development Programme

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

Led by Eclipse, Slate is a Northern artist development programme for and by Black* Artists of all creative fields in the North of England.

This bespoke programme offers a range of opportunities and events including training, commissions, production support, networking, mentoring, residencies and more. Slate is a multi-arts programme and they want to hear from people working across any area of the arts. Whether you describe yourself as a theatre maker, choreographer, director, live artist, performer, producer, technician, visual artist, filmmaker, writer or any other role connected to the arts, get in touch! Slate is open to artists at all stages of their career whether starting out or ready to take the next step.



Slate is delivered by 6 fantastic enablers:

  • Afshan D’souza-Lodhi – Greater Manchester
  • Bobby Tiwana – South Yorkshire:
  • Melanie Abrahams  – Humber and North Yorkshire:
  • Cheryl Martin – Liverpool & Merseysid
  • Degna Stone – North East

The Enablers are here to support Black artists to access the range of opportunities available in the next three years spanning:

  • Training
  • Commissions
  • Play pots
  • Residencies
  • Retreats
  • Group workshops
  • Production support
  • Marketing / PR

Slate is a consortia of 11 organisations: ARC Stockton, Hull Truck, Oxford Playhouse, British Council, Bradford City Council, York Theatre Royal, Pilot Theatre, Live Theatre, Unity Theatre, HOME MCR, Forced Entertainment and East St Arts

To find out more and to join the Slate mailing list please go to



Published on:
30 Jul 2018


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