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Deadline Approaching for Call Out

We wanted to remind you that ​​​​​​​DASH are seeking 10 young people who identify as Disabled, D/deaf or Neurodivergent for the 100 Agents of Change Residency.​​​​​​​

The residency will be held virtually in November 2021, and will allow artists from our network around the world to share their skills and knowledge of how to use what we have around us - creativity and our communities - to make the change we want to see in the world.

It will take place over four weeks online, with a programme co-designed and shaped by the young people.

Find out more about the project on our Project Page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Application Deadline

​​​​​​​Please submit your application by 5pm on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

We will begin reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so get in quick.

The residency will take place between 1st - 28th November 2021.

Each week you will attend:

• 1 x workshop session

• 1 x talk

• 1 x other session of your choice

You are welcome to attend more if you would like! Sessions will be between 30-60 minutes.

Who can apply:

We want to hear from you if you feel passionately about using art and activism to impact your community. DASH are seeking to recruit 10 people who identify as Disabled, D/deaf or Neurodivergent.

We particularly want to hear from working class people, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, young parents, refugees and migrants, survivors, young carers, people from the travelling community and those not in education, employment or training. Please get in touch if:

• You’re aged 16-30 and based in the UK

• You’re passionate about creating change in your community and want to make your voice heard

• You want to develop skills in art and creative activism, inspired by and involving creative activists from across the UK, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

How to apply: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The application process is a chance for us to get to know you, what you are passionate about and how you will apply the learning from this residency programme to your community.

We have a short online application process that can be accessed via the In Place of War website:

It asks you to:

  • Complete the equal opportunities monitoring form

  • Complete the short application form including a two minute video, audio recording or 250 words on an issue in your community that you are passionate about, and why.​​​​​​​ This is the most important part of the application, please make it personal to you.​​​​​​​

    Please remember to list DASH as the organisation you are applying with ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Questions? Great!

Please contact us if you have any queries about the residency or for further guidance.

Email Sarah - Learning and Engagement Manager at DASH, on: ​​​​​​​

You can also email Grace & Keeley - Outreach Managers at In Place of War, on:​​​​​​​

Application form:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What to expect: ​​​​​​​

  • A month-long residency programme full of workshops, talks, events, film screenings, exhibitions, live streams, gigs and more covering topics and opportunities related to creative activism.

  • Access to mentoring from our global change makers to help develop your community project ideas

  • An opportunity to apply for seed funding to develop your community project

  • The chance to grow your network in the UK as well as amazing networks of artists and activists in the Global South

  • Access to In Place of War learning resources and future project opportunities

  • A commitment from us to ensure the programme is an accessible, supportive and caring space laid out in our contract of care

What we ask:

  • Complete a short application process and monitoring information

  • A commitment to attend at least three sessions a week during the residency

  • Keep in touch with us about ways we can support you to attend the programme and get the most out of this opportunity

  • Feedback throughout the programme and complete an evaluation form

  • A commitment to our collective contract of care