Call Out to take part in 'Storm 21' paid residency: an inclusive week for mid-career Deaf, Disabled and Non-Disabled Artists

Applications now closed

Performer and theatre maker, Caroline Parker and Derby Theatre are looking for 8 Deaf, disabled and non-disabled artists (for example, an actor, director, designer, writer, musician or dancer) who identify as mid-career (a professional artist who's worked independently for over 10 years) and are based in the East Midlands to take part in Storm 21: a 7-day paid residency from 15-21 July 2021. 

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Fee: You will be paid £900 to attend the residency (which includes costs of any travel and/or accommodation you may require)

Closing date: Monday 7 June, 12pm

If you are a parent/guardian and/or have caring responsibilities, please let us know on your application how we can best support you, to ensure you can participate fully. The residency will be BSL Interpreted.

BSL Introduction

About the Residency

The residency is a chance to get back into the room with other creative people, have stimulating conversations, work skills you haven’t used for a while, or even develop new ones, in a supportive environment. An opportunity to get both body and mind geared up to launch yourself back into your career that has potentially been on hold for the last year. 

As part of the residency, you will also attend this year's Departure Lounge Festival  at Derby Theatre.

How to Apply

To apply, please email Beth Fermor at: with STORM 21 APPLICATION in the subject line and send the following documents:

- A completed application (This can either be submitted via a completed form, a BSL video or voice note)

    - A completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form


    We are committed to providing opportunities for ethnically diverse people who experience racism in our society, Deaf or disabled people and people who identify as trans or gender diverse.

    We recognise the breadth of people’s intersectionality and the nuance of lived experiences. 

    We welcome and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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