The DH Ensemble have put out an open call for artists from the D/deaf and hearing community for their Freshly Scratched night of new work in association with Battersea Arts Centre.
They are looking for work that is from the D/deaf and hearing community, and for work that is also accessible to both D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Anything including poetry, stand-up comedy, spoken-word, multimedia, live art and cross-disciplinary work is being accepted. They encourage innovative work that acknowledges the presence of the audience.
In their words: “We strongly encourage emerging and established D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing artists to think about ways of making their work accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences. A section of an existing piece of work could be considered a scratch if this is the first time you are trying accessible elements. Artists who already make visual work without spoken text who would like to reach a new audience are also encouraged to apply with a new piece of work. For advice about making your work accessible, you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an email or a British Sign Language video.”
Each piece can last up to 10 minutes, and 6-7 pieces will be picked to be performed in front of a live audience at Battersea Arts Centre on 6 October 2017.
Deadline: 4 September 2017
How to apply
Please provide your name and contact information. You can also email links via various social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram that visually convey your idea.