Call for D/deaf artists for scratch night at Battersea Arts Centre

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 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

You can apply using the online application form which can be found here or you can email with a 300 word description, or a short film in BSL of no more than 2 minutes.

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.


Published on:
21 Aug 2017


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