Slate Workshop: Resilience, Wellbeing and Progress

Thursday 22 March

1.30 - 4.30pm


A workshop for emerging to mid-career Black* artists to think, converse, plan and collaborate.

Co-curated by Pauline Mayers and Slate Enabler Melanie Abrahams, this workshop is for artists who are keen to address and evolve their wellbeing and resilience, as part of progressing their career and practice.

Within a safe space of solidarity, we will ask questions of ourselves that we may not often have the time, space nor opportunity to think about. As part of the afternon, we will focus on what tools, mindset and habits we need to incorporate within our working and everyday lives.

Pauline Mayers' career spans over 25 years. As a Rambert trained choreographer and theatre maker, Pauline has performed and taught for contemporary dance companies across the UK. Now integrating theatre and dance, Pauline's recent work, What If I Told You, toured nationally to critical acclaim and is a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2017. Pauline is Associate Artist at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Chris Goode & Co, and is a RTYDS Leader of Tomorrow.

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


Who is it for?

This opportunity is for artists of colour who are based in the North of England.

We want to support your wellbeing and help you to flourish.

The co-facilitators Pauline Mayers and Melanie Abrahams will support and foster a safe space and have been invited for their strong track-record in shaping holistic approaches to development.

There are up to 10 spaces available for this workshop.


Workshop venue: The Wilderforce Institute, 27 High St, Hull HU1 1NE

Date: Thursday 22 March, 1.30 - 4.30pm

The venue is fully accessible to standard size wheelchairs.

There are a limited number of travel bursaries available for this workshop; please let us know if you require support in your application.


How to apply: To apply, please complete the application and equal opportunities form in the links below. If you have any questions or access requirements, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline: 12pm, Monday 19 March.

We will contact successful applicants on or before Tuesday 20 March.