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DAO: Covid Commissions

Disability Arts Online is announcing a funding pot of £10,000 for the second iteration of its Covid Commissions programme, offering a series of micro-grants for up to 35 disabled artists based in the UK.

This time, the programme will be centred around the theme of Connectivity.

The crisis has impacted on the mental health of the nation and particularly on communities of disabled people. Disability Arts Online want to highlight connection and ways that communities of disabled artists can support each other and collaborate and find resilience through these difficult times.

Disabiity Arts Online want to explore the new forms of connection which have arisen from the crisis and interrogate the reliance on the digital realm. What creative ideas for presenting work online might you bring to the table? What new connections have you made? How can we maintain a healthy relationship between the digital and physical realms? How has your connection to nature and the environment changed? How might we detox from digital? What are the disconnects? These are some of the questions and themes you might respond to.

For full details of the different strands and how to apply visit Disability Arts Online.

Deadline for applications 11:59 16 May 2021.