Slate Weekender Workshop: On Advocacy

Workstation (Creative Lounge)
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX

Thur 12 Sept | 2 – 5pm
FREE - but booking required

Taking place as part of Black Arts World: Slate Weekender - a showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

We live in a world where the presence of the artist and their work is shifting. Advocacy is a big part of the puzzle. 

This facilitated workshop led by Slate Enabler Pauline Mayers explores what it means to be an advocate of your work. The session will acknowledge the expertise and resources in the room and discuss and share experiences of best practice in advocacy. 

Pauline is a writer, theatre maker, facilitator and choreographer based in Yorkshire. Her training and experience has included dance at the Rambert School, and performing for companies including Janet Smith and Dancers, Phoenix Dance Company, and The Ensemble Group.  In 2011, Pauline diversified her practice to include theatre and writing with themes around identity, care, participation, intimacy and dialogue. Her solo show, What If I Told You a co-production with the Leeds Playhouse, written and performed by Pauline and directed by Chris Goode toured the UK and was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where it was a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. 

To book for this workshop, click here.

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement

Curated by: Melanie Abrahams

Producing Team: Melanie Abrahams, Sai Murray, Asher Jael, Grace Lee

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield, led by Site Gallery. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

City of Ideas Partners: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks. Funded by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

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




Slate Weekender Workshop: On Advocacy