Gallery Wall
Paul's Square

Artist’s Development Scheme

Learn more about the ways we support and work with artists

Our mission at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is to champion and support Black artists and Black-led creative projects working in a range of disciplines, from theatre, dance and visual art to music, writing and film.

We have a number of opportunities for emerging and established artists, producers and creative collectives to develop their work, including sessions where you can get advice from members of our artistic team, funding and grant writing workshops, networking opportunities and use of our facilities.


Drop in for a chat with our Artistic Director/CEO, Hannah Azieb Pool, to flesh out your ideas and get tips for developing your creative project.

Read more about surgeries here


Learn new skills, from pitching your proposals and how to get your project off the ground in our Arts Council England Workshops.

Read more about funding workshops here


We invite submissions from visual artists to show work in one of three spaces: our Gallery Wall (inside the main house and to the left), the Café and Circulation Spaces (including the upstairs mezzanine), and outside in Paul’s Square.

Read more about submitting your artwork here

STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance)

We are part of a network of 48 venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work.

STAMP’s mission is practical collective action to improve the ways in which artists are supported by our organisations and the industry, and are valued in society more widely.

Read more about STAMP here


Our three spacious studio spaces are perfect for rehearsals, scratch performances, workshops and film projects. Each studio is purpose-built with sprung floors, natural daylight and blackout blinds, and include generous changing rooms and showers.

Read more about our rehearsal spaces here

For enquiries about our Artist's Development Scheme, get in touch with our artistic team with the email address below.