Naseem Khan Commissions

Cost: £2000 commission to artist/company + in-kind package of support

Organiser: Bristol Old Vic Ferment

Three of the UK’s leading theatres have joined forces to create the Naseem Khan Commissions, an ambitious new initiative to support artists of colour.

The theatres, Leicester’s CurveThe Lowry in Salford 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 passed away 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.

The deadline to apply for the Naseem Khan Commissions is 28 September at 10am, with interviews taking place in Leicester at Curve on 19 October.

Artists looking to apply can send a completed application form, together with a CV/biography and a max. 500-word statement on the show they would like to use this support to make; or alternatively a YouTube/Vimeo link to a 2-minute video on the same theme.

All applications must be sent to 

Further details & application available at


Bristol Old Vic


South West England

Contact Details

Ben Atterbury

Opportunity title: Naseem Khan Commissions
Expiry Date: 2018-09-28T00:00:00+01:00