Launchpad are looking for 4 emerging deaf and disabled performers or small companies who have new work to develop – whether that is a performance idea to pitch, or existing work in its early developmental stages. Crucially, this work must not have been staged before.
Launchpad supports four creatives or small companies (max 3 people) of any genre to develop bold, new and adventurous work to be performed live on stage.
Artists will access a funded 6 month development & mentoring programme, giving them the skills and connections to develop their show. Launchpad will culminate in a showcase in Winter 2023/24, where each artist who has completed the programme will be given a 30 minute performance slot. After the performance, artists will be connected with programmers and producers, to give them the opportunity to create the ‘next steps’ for their performance.
Launchpad artists will receive a total of £1,200 for their participation on the development programme and artists will receive an additional £750 for the rehearsals and performances as part of the showcase. For companies, part of the fee will be split.
Hotel, travel and per diems for the showcase rehearsals and performance will be provided by CRIPtic Arts.
There is also funding available to meet participant access costs.