The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 3

21 October 2021

Deadline: November 19, 2021

The University of Atypical has opened the D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 3, which is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities, to support D/deaf, disabled and Neurodiverse artists.

The programme will award a minimum of 60 grants of £2,000 to d/deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse creative practitioners at a time when their potential to generate income has been seriously impacted by the closure of art galleries, theatres, music venues and other creative outlets due to Covid-19.

  • The Fund is open to individual D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse artists to support the creation of new work.  
  • The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 3 will support creative practitioners from all artforms e.g. music, drama, dance, visual arts, moving image, comedy, circus, carnival, literature, etc.
  • Artists with any type of impairment or disability, working in any artform.
  • You must be ‘domiciled’ for tax purposes in Northern Ireland.  This means you must have lived in Northern Ireland for a continuous period of 12 months prior to making the application.

Applications are welcome from emerging talent as well as from more established artists. However, the awards are for D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse individuals with artistic experience – you will need to supply support material as evidence.

Advice sessions are offered to help with applications.

Details and guidelines here


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