Following the successful Unlimited project which was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale, Shape and Artsadmin have been awarded £1.5 million by Arts Council England to deliver a new three year programme of Unlimited commissions with Jo Verrent as Senior Producer and key partners including Creative Scotland, British Council, Southbank Centre and DaDaFest.
Although not on the same scale of the first programme, this exciting development will offer a number of commissions and to develop, produce and show ambitious and high quality work, with mentoring support.
The programme will include festivals at Southbank Centre in 2014 and 2016 and showcases of new work across the country through partnerships with venues and organisations.
READY, STEADY, LAUNCH
On 9th of December Unlimited was launched at Tate Modern in London followed by another launch event up North, hosted by DaDaFest at the Bluecoat in Liverpool on 11th of December.
Jo Verrent, Senior Producer for Unlimited, has written a lovely blog following the launches introducing Unlimited. Read Jo’s blog here.
APPLY TO UNLIMITED
There will be two open calls for applications across the three years of the programme. All applications will be through Artsadmin’s online commissions portal, unless for access reasons you wish to submit your application in another format.
UNLIMITED SURGERY DAYS
The Unlimited team will be holding two surgery days (in London and Liverpool) in January for anyone interested in applying to Unlimited who would like to talk to us about the scheme and its criteria. You can book a 30 minute session with one of the team. Read more…