Supported artists

In 2019, Offbeat offered a programme of support for six artists, all at early stages of their careers.

Each artist was given tailored support in dramaturgy, marketing, travel, accommodation and technical theatre – and each had three performances at the festival to develop audiences and work on their show.

There was spoken word and music from Channie B, a VR experience from Electrick Village, a poetic play from Rowan Padmore. Thomas Page Dances brought an intimate dance duet, Plaster Cast created a radically queer dance party, and Ashanti Wheeler-Artwell presented her first one-woman show.