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.
In their words: “We strongly encourage emerging and established D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing artists to think about ways of making their work accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences. A section of an existing piece of work could be considered a scratch if this is the first time you are trying accessible elements. Artists who already make visual work without spoken text who would like to reach a new audience are also encouraged to apply with a new piece of work. For advice about making your work accessible, you are welcome to contact email@example.com with an email or a British Sign Language video.”
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.
How to apply: You can apply using the online application form which can be found here. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 300 word description, or a short film in BSL of no more than 2 minutes. Please provide your name and contact information. You can also email links via various social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram that visually convey your idea.
Deadline: 4 September 2017
Source: Direct Contact