DYSPLA_storymakers- call for submissions for 3 residencies

DYSPLA is an award winning arts organisation producing and developing the work of high functioning dyslexic + neurodivergent storymakers.
DYSPLA is a Tottenham based studio, supported by the Arts Council England. They work internationally in film, immersive theatre, installation & digital art.

DYSPLA aims to:

• Produce and develop the work of dyslexic and neurodivergent storymakers.

• Create stories with undervalued and unheard communities around Britain and the world.

• Build a national and international network of dyslexic and neurodiverse creatives.

• Inspire Britain’s neurodivergent storymaking community


They are looking for 3 storymakers that are keen to write a script for screen or stage. They have three residences available on a 12-month program (part-time) and will offer full development and support during the whole process.  The residency will be tailored to each resident and will take place in London throughout 2019. Along with Surgery Scripts sessions, dramaturgy, a rehearsed reading and mentoring, DYSPLA will provide travel subsidy for anyone outside of London, desk space and rehearsal rooms.



16th December 2018



*NEURODIVERSITY The neurodiversity paradigm was initially embraced by individuals on the autism spectrum, but subsequent groups have applied the concept to other developmental conditions such as ADHD, developmental speech disorders, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysnomia and intellectual disability; mental health conditions such as bipolarity, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, sociopathy, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome.

DYSLEXIA “Dyslexia a ‘specific learning difficulty,’ which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected. It’s estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.” NHS.uk

Published on:
7 Nov 2018


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