Our Ambition

[UPDATE 20/07/2020: Festival Commissions and Micro-commissions are now CLOSED. Applications for the Library Commission will remain open until 31 July.]

Working in partnership DaDaFest, Unlimited and the Granada Foundation invited d/Deaf and/or disabled artists to apply for either 1 of 10 micro Commissions of up to a £1,000 or 1 of 4 Festival Commissions of up to £2,500. All work is to be proposed / presented in digital format.

In addition, working with Cultural Hubs, an Arts in Libraries project in St Helens, we are inviting d/Deaf and/or disabled artists to apply for a Libraries Commission of up to £2,500.

We want this call out to support a range of creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. Projects can be in any art form but must be creatively led by disabled people themselves.

The commissioned works will be included in DaDaFest’s 2020-21 season of events and might also be included in the 2020 DaDaFest International festival programme taking place in November. The Libraries Commission might involve an event in a library space in St Helens when it is safe to do.

We want to support disabled artists to develop their creative and artistic practice and create a digital legacy. To do this we intend to put in place resources to provide support for both artistic and technical skills and CPD opportunities (“how to” sessions, practical skills) to support both these commissions and longer term practice development.

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