Young Disabled Artists & Creatives – Unlimited Impact Needs You!

Unlimited Impact aims to give young disabled artists exciting opportunities, and we haven’t disappointed this month…. We have four unique opportunities created in partnership with our allies to offer all you creative types. And in addition, information on another fantastic scheme for young theatre directors from one of our allies. If you are in touch with any disabled young people interested in the arts – better get these opportunities circulating quick!


1. The Unlimited ‘Your Slogan Here’ T-shirt design competition is extending its deadline till next Friday (8th August), so if you are disabled and under 26, dig out your sketchpad or boot up Photoshop, and get your imagination going as this is your opportunity to see your creation come to life! Our Unlimited selection panel will select their 10 favourite designs which will be made into a limited edition run of T-shirts and prints for exhibition at Southbank Centre, the Shape Gallery, Westfield, Stratford and further afield. The ultimate winner will be picked on the 5th of September at the Unlimited festival and receive a whopping £300 prize! Download an application form here.


2. ‘no strings attached‘- This grant scheme help young people make their first piece of theatre, and it literally comes with no strings attached! Grants of between £500-£1000 are available to people in the Southeast between the ages of 18-25. ‘no strings attached’ is a new scheme brought to you by our ally Farnham Malting, and this year in partnership with Unlimited Impact, they are offering a grant to a young disabled artist. You can find more information here about how to enter.

Deadline 1st of October, Panel meeting 22nd October 2014.


3. Our Ally the Foundation for Community Dance are looking to commission a young disabled photographer, under 26, with a passion for their art and an interest in dance. The Foundation is producing a photography exhibition that will feature disabled people dancing in iconic dance moments in film. Applicants will be required to work approximately 16 days from November 2014 to January 2015, with potential days in March 2015. Dates will be mutually agreed. There is a fixed fee of £2720 plus agreed travel and accommodation. Have a look at the criteria, brief and apply here!

Deadline Monday 15th September 2014.


4. The Unlimited social media training day- Would you like to build your skills and confidence in using social media to share your passion for the arts? This exciting and hands-on training day provides the opportunity to ‘get to grips’ with the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and blogging and put your new knowledge to practice at Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival, celebrating the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. Learn about the benefits of different social media platforms, staying safe online, understanding jargon, how to connect with people and gaining followers. And all attendees will receive a free ‘Your Slogan Here’ T Shirt.

St Pauls Pavillion, Level 6, Friday 5th September 10:30AM – 5PM. Please RSVP to


5. The Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme is the UK’s longest running training scheme for young theatre directors. The scheme provides exceptional professional training for the directors and artistic directors of the future. Applications are now open for the RTYDS’s 18-Month Residency for individual emerging directors. This paid residency (£19,000 gross per annum) is for talented emerging directors who have no less than 18 months professional experience and clear commitment to a career as a director. This residency is highly competitive and can give the opportunity to no more than four emerging directors in 2014. The deadline is Monday the 4th of August- Before applying they recommend that you ensure you have read the information, guidelines, and application guidelines on the website.


Keep an eye on our blog for more exciting Unlimited opportunities!