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Unlimited Commissions runs advice sessions for Deaf and disabled artists and arts organisations

  • Date: 14 June 2010
  • Area: National, South East
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A £1.5 million funding initiative that will support Deaf and disabled artists in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is running advice sessions across the UK.

Unlimited Commissions will offer Deaf and disabled artists the opportunity to apply for funding to create new work. Five advice sessions in June and July 2010 are being held across the UK to explain how individuals and organisations can apply.

Deaf and disabled artists, and Deaf and disabled-led arts organisations based in England can apply for Unlimited Commissions through the Arts Council England's Grants for the arts programme.

Artists and organisations interested in applying can attend any of the following sessions:

Tuesday 22 June, 2pm-5pm
Arts Council England, London

Friday 2 July, 2pm-5pm
Arts Council England, Dewsbury

Monday 5 July, 10am-1pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Wednesday 7 July, 2pm-5pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 13 July, 1pm-4pm
Arts Council England, The Hive, Manchester

The two remaining deadlines for Unlimited Commissions are 1 October 2010 and 18 April 2011.  

Chas De Swiet, Diversity in Arts Practice Relationship Manager, says, 'Unlimited is a great opportunity for Deaf and disabled artists to work with mainstream organisations and producers and to get work commissioned that will have amazing profile in the run up to London 2012.'

He adds: 'They are also keen to attract non disability arts organisations and for them to initiate partnerships and applications.'

To attend an advice session, please contact Deepa Shastri, stating any access requirements. Telephone: 0845 521 3457 Minicom: 020 7424 7368, SMS: 0762 480 9145. Email:

For information on how to apply for the Unlimited Commissions, please visit:  www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/unlimited