UK Call Out to join Disability Champions Group

UK Call out for Expressions of Interest From International Inclusive Arts Network

It is part of the of ASSITEJ professional networks and offers a platform to support, inspire and connect with individuals, theatre companies, producers and practitioners who focus in work for inclusive audiences globally.

The IIAN network has a unique role in supporting the UK and Global platform of inclusive children’s theatre through sharing, inspiring and networking.

To enable this, we have started Country Disability Champion groups around the world, and have asked each ASSITEJ country to appoint a Lead Disability Champion in order to make this happen. Their task is to gather and share news and ideas towards building a global picture.

If you are interested in joining your UK country’s group please contact:

Northern Ireland Lead Disability Champion
Andrew Stanford

Wales Lead Disability Champion
Jon Dafydd-Kidd

England Lead Disability Champion,
Debbie Bandara

Scotland Lead Disability Champion, yet to be appointed

Please send them the following information
·       Company/Artist Name
·       Website
·       Name and email of Contact Person
·       Short description of what you do

Call for Script Pitches from Neurodivergent* Writers

Call for Script Pitches from Neurodivergent* Writers;

Free Script Development Residency.

DYSPLA have received Arts Council England funding to support three Neurodivergent Storymakers with the development of their next new script idea.

Submissions are now open for the DYSPLA Stroymakers Residency 2019. If you identify as Neurodivergent, please take a look at our website and pitch an idea for development.

We have three residences available on our 12-month program (part-time) and will offer full development support during the whole process. The program starts in Jan 2019 and ends next November with an Industry presentation and meetings with producers.

We welcome submission from writers, storymakers, artists, and filmmakers based in the UK and DYSPLA have financial support to assist with their travel costs for those outside of London.

For more information and to submit your idea, please click on the link below:

Deadline 16th December 2018

Neurodivergent* Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome etc.