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Sign Night by Cathy Mager

New commissioning strand to support disabled artists

Added on, 12 November 2020

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, BBC Arts, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland have launched a new Culture in Quarantine commissioning round to celebrate the work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse artists.

Ten established disabled artists will be commissioned from across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to create new video or audio works which will be published on BBC platforms in 2021.

We want to hear from the full diversity of exceptional and established disabled artists, working in any discipline across the four nations. Proposals should be for video or audio content. There is no specific editorial brief: projects can – but do not have to – creatively respond to the disabled experience of living through the pandemic.

This new commissioning round follows the success of the 25 Culture in Quarantine commissions selected in April 2020. To date, those projects have achieved over 8 million views across BBC and social platforms.

Access support is available for applications including alternative formats and funding for access support, within the limits of our overall programme budget.

Find out how to apply

The deadline for applications is noon, Tuesday 12 January 2021.