Funding Opportunity

Festival Commissions Open Call

A Bit Of A Do is a festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by disabled and non-disabled artists, produced by Drunken Chorus. Information and line-ups for previous festivals can be found here. The festival will take place in Croydon, South London.

For the 2022 instalment of A Bit Of A Do we will support 3 disabled artists / companies to create performances to premiere at the festival.

Each commission / support package will be bespoke to the artist / company, and may include:

- Up to 3 mentoring sessions with an established artist;

- Up to 1 week of rehearsal space at a London venue;

- A bursary of up to £1,000 towards the project;

- Advice from the Drunken Chorus team;

- Support to build connections / networks and to find touring opportunities.

Artists are invited to submit their proposals by 12 midday on Tuesday 25th January 2022. We are looking for proposals for work that is:

- At least 30 minutes in length, and no longer than around 1 hour;

- Flexible, and not technically complicated, so as to work in a festival context;

- In the early stages of development;

- Contemporary performance: dance, theatre or cabaret;

- Created by disabled artists and/or disabled-led companies

We are particularly keen to hear from:

- Artists creating work that is contemporary, experimental or outside the mainstream

- Artists who are exploring exciting new ways to reach audiences who cannot attend arts venues in person

- Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists / companies

- Visually Impaired artists / companies

- Artists / companies from groups who are under-represented in the arts, including people from working class backgrounds and ethnic minorities.