Mentoring – we have been working with artists for almost 20 years to mentor and showcase emerging talent. Although this started organically by developing platforms for diverse artists to showcase their talent, we have since worked with several organisations and artists to develop a co-mentoring programme which supports emerging and newly arrived artists through peer support, training, performing opportunities, brokering relationships as well as collecting and distributing information and developing strategic partnerships to increase opportunities for diverse artists.
Here are examples of how we have worked with some of our associated artists:
- Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir
- Crossings Band
- Radikal Queen (and OJ)
- Kema Kay
- Georgia May
- Collective Identity
Platforma Nework – Northern Roots are the regional hub for the Platforma Network in the North East. Platforma arts and refugee network supports and develops arts by, about and with refugees and migrants from marginalised communities.
In October 2017 Platforma brought their national conference to the North East, and in February 2020 they will be piloting a satellite conference model, with Newcastle being one of the key locations.
Consultation and Producing
Here at Northern Roots we also work with partners and artists across the North East to produce work, co-promote, and guest programme at different venues.