Artist Commissions: A Bit Of A Do 2023

A Bit Of A Do is a festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by disabled and non-disabled artists, produced by Drunken Chorus. For the 2023 instalment of A Bit Of A Do Drunken Chorus will support 3 artists and/or companies to create performances to premiere at the festival, and they are particularly interested to support work that could have a digital version / element that audiences can access from home.

Commissions will feature bespoke support for each artist / company, and may include:

  • Up to 3 mentoring sessions with an established artist;
  • Financial support towards the project (up to £1,000);
  • Advice from the Drunken Chorus team;
  • Support to make the work accessible to deaf, disabled, visually impaired and neurodivergent audiences;
  • Support to build connections / networks and to find touring opportunities.

They are looking for proposals for work that:

  • Will be least 30 minutes in length, and no longer than around 1 hour;
  • Is flexible, and not technically complicated, so as to work in a festival context;
  • Contemporary performance: dance, theatre, cabaret or other;
  • Includes, or can be adapted to include, a digital version (eg live-stream, filmed version, interactive etc);
  • Is, or can be adapted to be, inclusive and accessible

They are particularly keen to hear from:

  • Artists creating work that is contemporary, experimental or outside the mainstream;
  • Artists who are exploring exciting new ways to reach audiences who cannot attend arts venues in person;
  • Disabled, D/deaf and Visually Impaired artists / companies;
  • Artists / companies from groups who are under-represented in the arts, including people from working class backgrounds, the Global Majority and LGBTQ+ communities.


12 midday, on Monday 27 March 2023.


A Bit Of A Do festival takes place in Croydon, South London.


Artist Commissions: A Bit Of A Do 2023 — Drunken Chorus

Published on:
8 Mar 2023


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