Member Bobby Tiwana tells us all about SLATE

25th April, 2017

SLATE is a new development programme for black artists across the north of England. Over the next three years Sheffield based Eclipse Theatre will provide workshops, residencies, skills development training, retreats, production support and commission new work. 

Eclipse Theatre Company is a middle-scale touring theatre company with a finger in short film production and radio plays too. Eclipse is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

We have 6 Enablers in place across the north of England. And I have a remit for South Yorkshire. My role is to identify artists, to learn more about their needs and ambitions; and to ensure they hear about the opportunities through the programme to support them in their career development and longer term sustainability.

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We are also developing an international arts network with artists, projects and organisations who would also like to see a more consolidated black arts world.

We’re interested in artists working in all art forms. Our definition of black is in the broadest socio-political context and includes African, Caribbean, Arab/Middle Eastern, South Asian and East Asian. 

Forthcoming opportunity: we have an exciting paid for week-long workshop opportunity coming up. The deadline is 28 April, midday.

For more information see: http://eclipsetheatre.org.uk/projects/


For black artists based in South Yorkshire wanting to engage with Eclipse, contact Bobby on bobby@eclipsetheatre.org.uk

SLATE is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

SLATE is supported by a consortium of 11 national partners: ARC Stockton, Hull Truck, Oxford Playhouse, British Council, Bradford City Council, York Theatre Royal, Pilot Theatre, Live Theatre, Unity Theatre, HOME MCR and Forced Entertainment.

To find out more about Bobby Tiwana see his Guild profile.