A Bit Of A Do Festival Commissions 2022

A Bit Of A Do is a festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by disabled and non-disabled artists, produced by Drunken Chorus. The festival will take place in Croydon, South London.

For the 2022 instalment of A Bit Of A Do they will support 3 disabled artists / companies to create performances to premiere at the festival.

Each commission / support package will be bespoke to the artist / company, and may include:

  • Up to 3 mentoring sessions with an established artist;
  • Up to 1 week of rehearsal space at a London venue;
  • A bursary of up to £1,000 towards the project;
  • Advice from the Drunken Chorus team;
  • Support to build connections / networks and to find touring opportunities.
  • Artists are invited to submit their proposals by 12 midday on Tuesday 25th January 2022. We are looking for proposals for work that is:
  • At least 30 minutes in length, and no longer than around 1 hour;
  • Flexible, and not technically complicated, so as to work in a festival context;
  • In the early stages of development;
  • Contemporary performance: dance, theatre or cabaret;
  • Created by disabled artists and/or disabled-led companies

They are particularly keen to hear from:

  • Artists creating work that is contemporary, experimental or outside the mainstream
  • Artists who are exploring exciting new ways to reach audiences who cannot attend arts venues in person
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists / companies
  • Visually Impaired artists / companies
  • Artists / companies from groups who are under-represented in the arts, including people from working class backgrounds and ethnic minorities.

Deadline: 12 midday, Tuesday 25th January 2022. 

w/c 31 January 2022: Artists notified, and initial meetings

Feb – Sep 2022: Creation of performances, mentoring, regular check-ins

Oct/Nov 2022: Performances at 2022 Festival

Deadline: 25 January 2022 at 12pm

Source: Write A Play 

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