More funding opportunities coming up in 2020
Shape Arts and Artsadmin are delighted to announce that Unlimited will be extended until 2022 and there will be another open call for Unlimited Commissions, thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England.
“Unlimited’s current funding was due to finish in October 2020 but, through this grant, Arts Council England have enabled us to continue to support innovative, high quality work by disabled artists. Disabled artists will have another opportunity to apply for an Unlimited Commission, adding to the incredible range of disabled-led art and artists that Unlimited has supported since 2013.” David Hevey, Director, Shape Arts
The next commissioning round opens this summer
More information on the commissions and how to apply will be announced during the summer in 2020. There will be three strands, as before – main commissions, R&D awards and awards for emerging artists. In addition, a limited number of strategic awards will still be made to support work and activity that links to underrepresented areas in the Unlimited portfolio of work. We’ll be working again with partners on some awards so that work by disabled artists is more deeply embedded in the cultural sector of the UK and beyond.
More Unlimited Connects events across Wales
5 March 2020: 10.30am-4.30pm: Making it mainstream, making it ours at Ffwrnes in Llanelli
A day for artists, audiences and programmers to consider the Welsh language and bilingualism in the context of work that is accessible for disabled people.
12 March 2020: Whose art is it anyway? at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
A day discussing and exploring participatory arts practice with and for disabled artists and disabled people. Do we participate in arts activity for fun or is it a job. Whose Art Is It Anyway?
2 April 2020: The Young Ones at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Exploring how young disabled people access training and work across all disciplines in the arts. There will be a script to stage master class with Katie O’Reilly. More information on this day will be available soon.
27 April 2020: What’s next?- innovation and the future of disability arts?
Taliesin’s Unlimited Connects event will explore the needs of disabled artists in Wales, and look at Taliesin’s role and responsibility in supporting disabled artists. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Full itinerary to be confirmed.
Free, but booking is essential.
To keep up to date with news on all the above events please go here