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Applications are now open for the 2024 Graeae Beyond Artist Development Programme - open to Deaf, disabled & neurodivergent artists aged 18+.

We have been supporting this programme over the last four years and are proud to once again team up with Graeae as one of the eight venues across the country who will be providing artistic development.

Beyond has supported 60 Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in developing their careers, taking on new challenges & building successful connections

Beyond is back this year 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 the Octagon and 7 other leading venues across England; Nottingham Playhouse, Cast in Doncaster, Hull Truck Theatre, Shakespeare North 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.

The programme runs from September 2024 until March 2026 and offers 18 months of bespoke support, including: mentoring, practical resources such as industry specific workshops, creative spaces, micro-bursaries, networking opportunities and support with funding applications.

Visit Graeae website to find out more and to apply