Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The DH Ensemble seeking D/deaf artists for scratch night at Battersea Arts Center

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: The DH Ensemble seeking D/deaf artists for scratch night at Battersea Arts Center

Description: The DH Ensemble have put out an open call for artists from the D/deaf and hearing community for their Freshly Scratched night of new work in association with Battersea Arts Center.

They are looking for work that is from the D/deaf and hearing community, and for work that is also accessible to both D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Anything including poetry, stand-up comedy, spoken-word, multimedia, live art and cross-disciplinary work is being accepted. They encourage innovative work that acknowledges the presence of the audience.

Each piece can last up to 10 minutes, and 6-7 pieces will be picked to be performed in front of a live audience at Battersea Arts Center on 6 October 2017. For advice about making your work accessible, you are welcome to contact info@thedeafandhearingensemble.com with an email or a British Sign Language video. The deadline to apply is 4 September 2017. Please click here to find out how to apply.

What’s so great about it? If you’re an artist from the D/deaf and hearing community, or an emerging artist who focuses on work for the D/deaf and hearing community, this is a fantastic opportunity to get your work produced, and reach a whole new community of people.

With work not limited to one genre, you can be innovative in your approach, and if you’re an emerging writer, you can put your  creative skills to the test by creating a band new piece of theatre that is inclusive of those who may not find theatre as easily accessible.

So if you’re an artist from the D/deaf and hearing community looking to find a home for your work, this opportunity is well worth checking out!

Read full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Image Credit: The DH Ensemble 

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