Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences. They are currently looking to commission more work from disabled artists and companies. Unlimited’s main aim is to commission disabled artists and companies to make exceptional work and they are opening a new round of funding with over half a million pounds available for Main Commissions, Research and Development awards and Emerging Artists awards, thanks to Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland. They have also joined up with eleven partners for their Partner Awards, which are linked to specific geographic areas, types of audiences and specific practices: Artsadmin, Bagri Foundation, Coventry 2021, Farnham Maltings, Museum of the Home, Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre, Pentabus, Polka Theatre, The Art House, Wellcome Collection.
The commissions call out is a competitive process (last time they shortlisted 25% of the applications they received and funded 13%) but they try and make it as humane and as easy as they can. It starts with a simple Expression of Interest application, and only shortlisted applicants have to complete complete a full form, which they do with support from the team.
Want to find out more? Please click here for full info and how to apply (available in four formats – captioned, with BSL, with summary Audio Description and with Welsh Captions) and more details can be found on the ‘apply to Unlimited’ webpage on this site in various formats.