Artist Development

Artist Development

Nurturing the practice and work of deaf and disabled creatives.

Nurturing the practice and work of deaf and disabled creatives is integral to us. In 2023 we are running four artist development projects, designed to support creatives at every stage of their career.

Our 2023 Artist Development Programme applications have now closed and are running. Take a look at our 2023 artists below!


Supporting 5 emerging deaf and disabled solo writer-performers to develop their first full-length show with online peer-facilitated sessions and a residential opportunity to work with a director to complete your piece.


A year long supported commission for 2 deaf or disabled creatives who are achieving excellence but facing barriers entering the mainstream.


A 6 month development and showcasing opportunity for 4 deaf or disabled theatremakers or small companies to learn further about accessible theatremaking while developing their own piece.

Jacqui is a black woman with black and slightly grey waist-length twists, She is wearing a vertically striped shirt. She is sitting in her powered wheelchair sideways facing, Jacqui staring straight into the camera with a curious look on her face. The background is greenery not in focus.


Facilitating 4 deaf or disabled people through the first year of building an organisation, or converting their solo practice into an organisational one.

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