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Attenborough Arts Centre & Disability Arts Online – Visual Artist Support Commissions Selected

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Attenborough Arts Centre and Disability Arts Online are pleased to announce the five artists selected to receive a commission of £1500 and participate in their new co-produced artist support programme.

At a time when disabled artists are facing additional and ongoing barriers to work, Disability Arts Online and Attenborough Arts Centre want to support those who are at risk of being unable to access vital resources and networks. Commencing in February and running through to June 2021, the programme will support artists to access the development, materials and resources they need to sustain their practice during the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The five artists selected are:

Lynn Cox, Bhavani Esapathi, Emelia Kerr Beale, Sasha Saben Callaghan, and Jas Singh.

Michaela Butter MBE, Director, Attenborough Arts Centre said: “These commissions are a wonderful way to celebrate 5 years since the Attenborough Arts Centre opened our major new galleries to promote access and visibility for disabled visual artists to a wider audience . We are delighted to be working in partnership with Disability Arts Online on what feels like an important opportunity to support disabled artists through these challenging times.”

Trish Wheatley BEM, Chief Executive, Disability Arts Online said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Attenborough Arts Centre to support such a dynamic cohort of disabled artists dealing with a varied spectrum of themes and mediums. 2020 was a really tough year for everyone, but disabled artists have been hit especially hard. That’s why it feels important to be developing the careers of these five artists as 2021 gets into full swing. I’m genuinely excited to see what comes out of the programme and you should be too.”

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