Arts Uncovered

November 29, 2023

Short films show artists supporting grassroots talent

We’re pleased to announce that a new series of films we commissioned Method in Motion to make for Sky Arts will be aired w/c 4th December.


Arts Uncovered is a collection of short films that document and celebrate the success of Sky Arts’ two-year project to support grassroots talent through bursary schemes, masterminded by four extraordinary artists: Charles Hazelwood and Paraorchestra; Nadia Fall and Theatre Royal Stratford East; Akram Khan and Akram Khan Company; and Bernardine Evaristo and the Royal Society of Literature.


Collage of images of artists and creatives. Sky Arts Uncovered.
Sky Arts Uncovered artists and creatives

Watch on Sky Arts from Monday 4th December:


Paraorchestra – 4th December, 10.30pm
Theatre Royal Stratford East – 5th December, 11.45pm 
Akram Khan Company – 6th December, 11pm
Royal Society of Literature – 7th December, 11.15pm


About the films

Episode 1 – Paraorchestra – 4th December, 10.30pm

Conductor Charles Hazlewood created opportunities for disabled musicians from Paraorchestra to become a Musician in Residence for 1 year. The 12-month residencies allowed musicians to develop their artistic practice, with support from Paraorchestra.


Episode 2 – Theatre Royal Stratford East – 5th December, 11.45pm 

Nadia Fall, Artistic Director of Stratford East Theatre, created the Sky Arts Artistic Associates Bursary. We meet 2 recipients who were given the opportunity to work with Nadia and her team in this new post to generate ideas, artistic collaborations and contribute to productions.


Episode 3 – Akram Khan Company – 6th December, 11pm

Dance artist Akram Khan supported 2 UK-based dance artists with a 6 month artist development programme. This  provided an opportunity for these dancers to investigate stories and themes from their own work before delving into their creative process.


Episode 4 – Royal Society of Literature (RSL) – 7th December, 11.15pm

Writer Bernardine Evaristo worked with the Royal Society of Literature to create the Sky Arts RSL Writers Awards. Open to emerging writers of colour, 3 award winners tell us how the mentoring sessions with leading writers has impacted their work.