Slate: Whose identity is it anyway?

Eclipse, Slate and Unlimited present
Whose identity is it anyway?
Being Black and Disabled in the Arts 
Thur 12 Apr

This event will be BSL interpreted. Other access requirements can be met on demand, so get in touch and let us know what you need.

Slate is a cross-art form development programme run by Eclipse to support Black* artists across the north of England by increasing access to local, national and international networks.

Unlimited supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. They want to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning disabled artists in the UK and internationally to make new, groundbreaking and high-quality work.

Workshop, 2 – 4pm - Studio, Sheffield Hallam University More Info
Panel Discussion, 4.30 – 5.30pm, Sheffield Hallam University More Info
Black Men Walking, 7.45pm, The Crucible More Info

Whose identity is it anyway?: Workshop

Studio, Sheffield Hallam University
Thur 12 Apr
2 – 4pm (Registration from 1.30pm)

The Whose Identity is it Anyway? Workshop, led by Ria Hartley, aims to create a safe and accessible environment to centre and empower Black disabled artists.

During the workshop, we will explore the barriers Black disabled artists face and develop a deeper understanding of our individual and collective needs. By sharing current tools and knowledge to develop new creative ideas, each participant will identify additional support, how they can access this, and who can help them achieve their desired goals.

The workshop is for black, disabled artists. Workshop participants will be invited to stay for the panel discussion. There are a limited number of travel bursaries available for this workshop; please let us know if you require support.

If you would like to attend, please book your place here by Mon 9 Apr, 6pm.


Whose identity is it anyway?: Panel Discussion

Old Post Hall, Sheffield Hallam University
Thur 12 Apr
4.30 – 5.30pm (Followed by a networking session for artists and professionals)

Slate and Unlimited have invited three black, disabled artists to each issue a provocation based on their experiences of working in the arts. The resulting discussion, chaired by Slate Enabler Cheryl Martin, will provide insights and possible solutions to the barriers that exist for black and disabled artists.

The Whose identity is it anyway? panelists are Ria Hartley,  Pete Kalu and Mathy Selvakumaran.

The panel discussion is open to all. There are a limited number of travel bursaries available for this panel discussion; please let us know if you require support.

If you would like to attend, please book your place here by Thur 12 Apr, midday.


Black Men Walking

The Crucible
Thur 12 Apr // £10
7.45pm
Running Time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)
Access: BSL, Audio Described

We have a limited number of discounted tickets for an accessible performance of Black Men Walking for workshop participants and people that attend the panel discussion. These tickets are priced at £10, to reserve yours please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. They want to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning disabled artists in the UK and internationally to make new, groundbreaking and high-quality work.

Slate: Whose identity is it anyway?