Unlimited: Open Call, Open Funding Round

Closing Date: 27 October 2020


Location: UK

Remuneration: Varies on Strand


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Unlimited’s main aim is to commission disabled artists and companies to make exceptional work. We aren’t the only people commissioning disabled artists in the UK; we are part of a big jigsaw of work across the cultural sector, all of which is vital. It feels important at this unprecedented time, when many artists and companies have been stopped from touring and sharing work, to keep commissioning artists even when we are all unsure of where the cultural sector might be when these works will be due to bloom. 

For this next round, Unlimited has over half a million pounds available for Main CommissionsResearch and Development awards and Emerging Artists awards, thanks to Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland. We have also joined up with eleven partners for our Partner Awards, which are linked to specific geographic areas, types of audiences and specific practices: Artsadmin, Bagri Foundation, Coventry 2021, Farnham Maltings, Museum of the Home, Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre, Pentabus, Polka Theatre, The Art House, Wellcome Collection. 

Unlimited is nothing without the artists we support – we say this repeatedly, because it’s true. The commissions call out is a competitive process (last time we shortlisted 25% of the applications we received and funded 13%) but we try and make it as humane as we can. It starts with an Expression of Interest application, which is as simple as we can make it, and only shortlisted applicants complete a full form, which they do with support from our team. 

Has that whet your whistle? Want to find out more? More details can be found on the ‘apply to Unlimited’ section of our website.