The theme for our 2020 Festival has always been ‘translations’. So they are “translating” the 2020 Festival into an online celebration of digital work by d/Deaf and disabled artists.
And more than that, they have plans to spread our work across the year to allow those artists for whom social interaction is a critical part of their practice the time, space and opportunity to develop their work in a way that is most appropriate for them.
So, translations will become not just a festival, but a year long season of excellent, new and challenging disability arts.
To support the Festival and annual programme of work they have created two new commissioning strands
They would like to invite North West based d/Deaf or disabled artists to apply for 10 micro-commissions, funded in partnership with Unlimited, to create digital work which will be presented as part of DaDaFest’s ongoing 2020/21 season. Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England
They would also like to invite d/Deaf or disabled artists nationally to apply for 4 larger commissions, funded in partnership with Granada Foundation, for digital work specific to the November 2020 festival, in response to the theme of ‘translations’.
Find out all you need to know here.