Applications are now open for artists to apply to take part on Exchange 62: northern disabled artists exchange. This is an exciting new partnership between Artlink Hull, Pyramid, Leeds and Venture Arts, Manchester that aims to increase opportunity for disabled artists based in the vicinity of each of these cities. The programme is commissioned by the Co-Creating Change Network.
Beginning from November 2019, the commissioned artists will be free to interpret, build and lead their own exchange projects, collaborating closely with one another in a exchange of ideas and practice across the regions, then bring their combined experience and work together in July 2020.
How the exchange manifests itself in each city will be artist-led and may vary from artistic collaboration to engaging with other disabled people and activist groups or with cultural institutions and/or setting up events or activity in the public realm. The only parameter being it must be collaborative work with the goal of longer-term social change. The artists from each region will be selected by a panel of disabled artists.
The closing date for applications is 25th October 2019.