Beyond Artist Development Programme

Are you interested in becoming part of a national network of artistic support and development for Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists?

Beyond is Graeae’s bespoke Artist Development programme, and since its beginning in 2020 it has supported over 60 Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists in developing their careers, taking on new challenges & building successful connections.

Beyond is helping to develop greater access to regional opportunities across England ensuring Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists are at the forefront of new and emerging work. We recognise the immense value of our intersectionality across our communities, which includes Black, Asian, Global Majority, migrant, and LGBTQIA+ artists, which is why our approach is to be as bespoke as possible for each individual artist on the programme.

Graeae have teamed up with eight leading venues across England; Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Nottingham Playhouse, Cast in Doncaster, Hull Truck Theatre, Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Everyman in Liverpool, Derby Theatre and Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Together we are creating a national network of artistic support and development for Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists.

When?

  • The programme runs from September 2024 until March 2026
  • The amount of time an artist will spend on the programme is dependant on each individuals availability.

What?

The programme offers 18 months of bespoke support including:

  • mentoring
  • practical resources such as industry specific workshops,
  • creative spaces
  • micro-bursaries
  • networking opportunities
  • support with funding applications

Where?

  • This programme is designed to support artists who could most benefit from alliances with regional theatres in the North, North East, North West, East Midlands, and Essex
  • You might live, work or have a deep connection with any of the areas where our partner theatres are based: Bolton, Prescott, Nottingham, Derby, Hull, Liverpool, Doncaster or Colchester

Access

  • Graeae has a designated Access Manager who will oversee provision of access for all the artists both in the application process and once artists are on the programme itself.
  • Artists access requirements will be met by Graeae and your connected regional theatre.
  • If you choose and if appropriate you can also be supported in applying for Access to Work.

You can apply if…

  • You are over 18 years old
  • You are based in England and live, work or have a deep connection with any of the areas where our partner theatres are based: Bolton, Prescott, Nottingham, Derby, Hull, Liverpool, Doncaster, or Colchester (Essex)
  • You identify as Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent & have experienced barriers to the industry and ways of developing your creative career.
  • You are an emerging , mid career or established
  • You have a record of commitment to creating live performance (online or in person) as a performer, writer, director, producer, designer or technician.
JOB DETAILS

Contract

Opportunity

Closing

Thu 27 Jun, 2024

Expression of Interest Form

How to Apply:

Complete an Expression of Interest Form. The form can be completed in any format accessible to you, audio recording, BSL video, word document, or via a supported online conversation with Laura Guthrie, Artist Development Manager. The final date for submitting an Expression of Interest form is midnight on Thursday 27 June 2024.

Expression of Interest Form