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Funding opportunities

DaDaFest – Disabled and/or D/deaf Artist call out!

Working in partnership DaDaFest, Unlimited and the Granada Foundation are inviting d/Deaf and/or disabled artists to apply for either one of 10 micro Commissions of up to a £1,000 or one of 4 Festival Commissions of up to £2,500. The commissions are designed to be presented as part of DaDaFest’s 2020/21 season of activities and some will be highlighted as part of DaDaFest International in November 2020.

Click here to find out more and apply:


CULTURE RESET is an emergency response programme, inviting individuals from all over the creative industry to form a supportive and mutual platform for everyone to connect, learn and plan for the future.

Each participant will have access to:

  • A 4-week intensive of facilitated group work to design and test your knowledge, grow your new ideas and plan your action;
  • Weekly provocations by international innovators and thinkers;
  • Up-skilling in civic action, understanding place and audience mindset, social impact and myth-busting in collaboration and co-creation;
  • Access to an exclusive suite of resources curated and selected by arts leaders and producers
  • A one-to-one coaching opportunity to map your own next steps.

Head over to the website and click the button top-right ‘APPLY HERE’. Application forms are available as Word or PDF documents, Welsh or English, and Audio described as well as BSL interpreted:


QEST have opened the application period for their makers funding:

Talented and aspiring candidates can apply for up to £18,000 to further their education through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftspeople.



Add your name to the signatories list

You can now fill a form in to have you/your organisation’s name added to the signatories of the letter to Oliver at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport who are the only national office we have written to from whom we have had absolutely no response. Responses so far from the relevant departments in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but nada thus far from Westminster. The letter is currently being hosted over at Graeae so head over there to check it out or click here to sign it!

We had our monthly general meeting on Thursday morning, and it was great to see new faces and new ideas brought to the table. We announced the set up of four working groups within the movement and people are starting to get on with new campaign ideas and collaborative work.

Get involved!

If you would like to join UK Disability Arts Alliance #WeShallNotBeRemoved please just pop me an email and I can send you an invite to the group forum.

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