Slate: Black Artists Commission Call Out

Slate is a three-year movement supporting Black* artists in the North** to work on a local, national and international level, led by Eclipse.

If you’re a Black artist working in any form or medium, currently based in the North of England, and you have an idea or a project you’re ready to get off the ground – this is for you.

Deadline 15 Oct, Find out more and apply here

There are four commissions available in this round of commissioning.

Research and Develop: £4000

Two commissions available to support artists to research, develop and work through new concepts or ideas.

Make: £8000

Two commissions available to support artists who are ready to get their project up and running. One of the commissions is aimed at artists interested in making work for younger audiences (13 – 25 Year olds).


In addition to a financial contribution, Slate will offer a bespoke programme of support for each proposal that is commissioned. This can include: Space; Expertise; Planning; Partnership; Press, marketing and PR consultancy or Hands on help – if you haven’t done this before, that’s okay. We want to help you.

Slate commissions can be used as match funding to Arts Council England Project Grants or National Lottery Project Grants.

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

**North of England (Humberside, North East, North West and Yorkshire).

Please see Eclipse website for full details and how to apply.