Slate Residential: So you’re a producer…

FREE - Places are limited, deadline for applications is Fri 25 Oct

Residential info:
Where: Live Theatre, Newcastle
When: Mon 4 - Fri 8 Nov

A five day intensive training residential for Black* producers.

You may have only produced one or two shows and need to get some extra knowledge and expertise or have more experience and need further advice or inspiration.

The residential will cover the nuts and bolts of budgeting and timetabling, getting a venue, the sorts of deals you might make, contracting with the venue and creative team, managing your admin, raising money and getting the show seen.

There will be an opportunity to meet with established producers and ask them about their work.

Producers include Melanie Abrahams with more to be confirmed.

Places are FREE but limited so apply quickly!

How to apply 

  1. Email your CV and a 1 page covering letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Please outline why you wish to take part, your interest in producing (and any current or previous experience), along with confirmation that you are available for each day of the week-long programme.
  3. Please include in your application brief details of where you heard about this position (e.g. email, Facebook, Twitter, word of mouth etc.).

    Deadline for applications is Fri 25 Oct

Slate is committed to making it’s training as accessible as possible and realise people may have to take time out of their lives to attend so a small fee will be paid to all those attending the week in addition to the travel, accommodation and daily expenses that will be provided. 

We aim to get back to applicants at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Melanie Abrahams is a curator, producer and mentor of Jamaican and Trinidadian parentage who has channeled a love of words and books into projects, businesses and escapades. As well as freelancing, she’s founder of independent organisations Renaissance One and Tilt, which make regular use of live events, tours and commissions to highlight the diverse canons of British and international literature and performance. Artists and organisations collaborated with include Miami Book Fair, Chris Ofili, The Space, Bocas Lit Fest (Trinidad) and the BBC. Her contribution has been recognised through a ‘Women To Watch’ Award, and curatorships and speaker commissions for Bluecoat, Carnival Village and Creative & Cultural Skills. Recent projects include Mentoring Three Ways, which offered industry panels, creativity talks and 50 one-to-one mentoring sessions to practitioners around England; and The Independence Project, which presented curated events on autonomy and independence, including a one-day festival at the British Library.  

Slate is an Eclipse movement that supports Black*artists in the North to work locally, nationally and internationally, building sustainable models for careers in the independent sector.

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




Slate Residential: So you’re a producer…