New initiative for artists of colour

Published: 7 September 2018

Three UK theatres have joined forces to create the Naseem Khan Commissions, a new initiative to support artists of colour.

The Lowry in Salford, Leicester’s Curve and Bristol Old Vic Ferment, are looking for three ethnically diverse artists or companies to apply for the programme, which will support the creation and touring of brand new work.

Named after cultural activist and journalist Naseem Khan who died last year, the commissions programme will give artists £2,000 worth of funding each, 18 months of support, rehearsal space and programmed slots for the presentation of work across the partner network of theatres.

Deadline to apply is September 28, with interviews taking place in Leicester at Curve on October 19.

David Upton